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CP | Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
Clim. Past, 16, 1145–1157, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1145-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Clim. Past, 16, 1145–1157, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1145-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 03 Jul 2020

Research article | 03 Jul 2020

Radionuclide wiggle matching reveals a nonsynchronous early Holocene climate oscillation in Greenland and western Europe around a grand solar minimum

Florian Mekhaldi et al.

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Due to chronology uncertainties within paleoclimate archives, it is unclear how climate oscillations from different records relate to one another. By using radionuclides to synchronize Greenland ice cores and a German lake record over 11 000 years, we show that two oscillations observed in these records were not synchronous but terminated and began with the onset of a grand solar minimum. Both this and changes in ocean circulation could have played a role in the two climate oscillations.
Due to chronology uncertainties within paleoclimate archives, it is unclear how climate...
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