Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
Clim. Past, 16, 283–298, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-283-2020
Clim. Past, 16, 283–298, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-283-2020

Research article 07 Feb 2020

Research article | 07 Feb 2020

Past African dust inputs in the western Mediterranean area controlled by the complex interaction between the Intertropical Convergence Zone, the North Atlantic Oscillation, and total solar irradiance

Pierre Sabatier et al.

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High-resolution multiproxy analysis of sediment core from a high-elevation lake on Corsica allows us to reconstruct past African dust inputs to the western Mediterranean area over the last 3 millennia. Millennial variations of Saharan dust input have been correlated with the long-term southward migration of the Intertropical Convergence Zone, while short-term variations were associated with the North Atlantic Oscillation and total solar irradiance after and before 1070 cal BP, respectively.