Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Clim. Past, 15, 555–577, 2019

Special issue: The 4.2 ka BP climatic event

Clim. Past, 15, 555–577, 2019

Review article 27 Mar 2019

Review article | 27 Mar 2019

The 4.2 ka BP Event in the Mediterranean region: an overview

Monica Bini et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (19 Feb 2019) by Harvey Weiss
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ED: Publish as is (26 Feb 2019) by Harvey Weiss

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Short summary
The Mediterranean region has returned some of the clearest evidence of a climatically dry period occurring approximately 4200 years ago. We reviewed selected proxies to infer regional climate patterns between 4.3 and 3.8 ka. Temperature data suggest a cooling anomaly, even if this is not uniform, whereas winter was drier, along with dry summers. However, some exceptions to this prevail, where wetter condition seems to have persisted, suggesting regional heterogeneity.