Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Research article
20 Mar 2019
Research article |  | 20 Mar 2019

Western Mediterranean hydro-climatic consequences of Holocene ice-rafted debris (Bond) events

Christoph Zielhofer, Anne Köhler, Steffen Mischke, Abdelfattah Benkaddour, Abdeslam Mikdad, and William J. Fletcher

Data sets

Sidi Ali d18O Zielhofer et al. 2019 Climate of 100 the Past C. Zielhofer, A. Köhler, S. Mischke, A. Benkaddour, A. Mikdad, and W. Fletcher

Short summary
Based on a Holocene oxygen stable isotope record from Lake Sidi Ali (Morocco) we correlate Western Mediterranean precipitation anomalies with North Atlantic ice-rafted debris (Bond) events to identify a probable teleconnection between Western Mediterranean winter rains and subpolar North Atlantic cooling phases. Our data show a noticeable similarity between Western Mediterranean winter rain minima and Bond events during the Early Holocene and an opposite pattern during the Late Holocene.