Articles | Volume 17, issue 6
Clim. Past, 17, 2653–2677, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2653-2021
Clim. Past, 17, 2653–2677, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2653-2021
Research article
22 Dec 2021
Research article | 22 Dec 2021

Hydroclimatic variability of opposing Late Pleistocene climates in the Levant revealed by deep Dead Sea sediments

Yoav Ben Dor et al.

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Laminated sediments from the deepest part of the Dead Sea unravel the hydrological response of the eastern Mediterranean to past climate changes. This study demonstrates the importance of geological archives in complementing modern hydrological measurements that do not fully capture natural hydroclimatic variability, which is crucial to configure for understanding the impact of climate change on the hydrological cycle in subtropical regions.