Articles | Volume 17, issue 4
Clim. Past, 17, 1567–1586, 2021
Clim. Past, 17, 1567–1586, 2021

Research article 28 Jul 2021

Research article | 28 Jul 2021

Holocene sea level and environmental change at the southern Cape – an 8.5 kyr multi-proxy paleoclimate record from Lake Voëlvlei, South Africa

Paul Strobel et al.

Data sets

Age, grain size, geochemical, paleontological, mineralogical and leaf-wax biomarker data from lake Voёlvlei, South Africa Paul Strobel, Marcel Bliedtner, Andrew S. Carr, Peter Frenzel, Björn Klaes, Gary Salazar, Julian Struck, Sönke Szidat, Roland Zech, and Torsten Haberzettl

Short summary
This study presents a multi-proxy record from Lake Voёlvlei and provides new insights into the sea level and paleoclimate history of the past 8.5 ka at South Africa’s southern Cape coast. Our results show that sea level changes at the southern coast are in good agreement with the western coast of South Africa. In terms of climate our record provides valuable insights into changing sources of precipitation at the southern Cape coast, i.e. westerly- and easterly-derived precipitation contribution.