Articles | Volume 14, issue 11
Clim. Past, 14, 1727–1738, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1727-2018
Clim. Past, 14, 1727–1738, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1727-2018

Research article 13 Nov 2018

Research article | 13 Nov 2018

Evidence for increased expression of the Amundsen Sea Low over the South Atlantic during the late Holocene

Zoë A. Thomas et al.

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We report a high-resolution study of a 5000-year-long peat record from the Falkland Islands. This area sensitive to the dynamics of the Amundsen Sea Low, which plays a major role in modulating the Southern Ocean climate. We find wetter, colder conditions between 5.0 and 2.5 ka due to enhanced southerly airflow, with the establishment of drier and warmer conditions from 2.5 ka to present. This implies more westerly airflow and the increased projection of the ASL onto the South Atlantic.