Articles | Volume 17, issue 4
Clim. Past, 17, 1735–1749, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1735-2021
Clim. Past, 17, 1735–1749, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1735-2021

Research article 24 Aug 2021

Research article | 24 Aug 2021

Signals of Holocene climate transition amplified by anthropogenic land-use changes in the westerly–Indian monsoon realm

Nicole Burdanowitz et al.

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To study the interaction of the westerlies and Indian summer monsoon (ISM) during the Holocene, we used paleoenvironmental reconstructions using a sediment core from the northeast Arabian Sea. We found a climatic transition period between 4.6 and 3 ka BP during which the ISM shifted southwards and the influence of Westerlies became prominent. Our data indicate a stronger influence of agriculture activities and enhanced soil erosion, adding to Bond event impact after this transition period.