Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
Clim. Past, 17, 1243–1271, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1243-2021
Clim. Past, 17, 1243–1271, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1243-2021

Research article 17 Jun 2021

Research article | 17 Jun 2021

The remote response of the South Asian Monsoon to reduced dust emissions and Sahara greening during the middle Holocene

Francesco S. R. Pausata et al.

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Far-afield changes in vegetation such as those that occurred over the Sahara during the middle Holocene and the consequent changes in dust emissions can affect the intensity of the South Asian Monsoon (SAM) rainfall and the lengthening of the monsoon season. This remote influence is mediated by anomalies in Indian Ocean sea surface temperatures and may have shaped the evolution of the SAM during the termination of the African Humid Period.