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CP | Articles | Volume 14, issue 11
Clim. Past, 14, 1739–1754, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1739-2018
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Clim. Past, 14, 1739–1754, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1739-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 14 Nov 2018

Research article | 14 Nov 2018

Early Pliocene vegetation and hydrology changes in western equatorial South America

Friederike Grimmer et al.

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We present the first marine pollen record of the early Pliocene from western equatorial South America. Our reconstruction of the vegetation aims to provide insights into hydrological changes related to tectonic events (Central American Seaway closure, uplift of the Northern Andes). We find stable humid conditions, suggesting a southern location of the Intertropical Convergence Zone. The presence of high montane vegetation indicates an early uplift of the Western Cordillera of the northern Andes.
We present the first marine pollen record of the early Pliocene from western equatorial South...
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