Articles | Volume 14, issue 11
Clim. Past, 14, 1607–1624, 2018
Clim. Past, 14, 1607–1624, 2018
Research article
02 Nov 2018
Research article | 02 Nov 2018

Leaf wax n-alkane distributions record ecological changes during the Younger Dryas at Trzechowskie paleolake (northern Poland) without temporal delay

Bernhard Aichner et al.

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Abundances of plant biomarkers are compared with pollen data in a 3000-year climate archive covering the Late Glacial to Holocene transition in northern Poland. Both parameters synchronously show the rapid onset (12680–12600 yr BP) and termination (11580–11490 yr BP) of the Younger Dryas cold interval in the study area. This demonstrates the suitability of such proxies to record pronounced changes in vegetation cover without significant delay.