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dc.contributor.authorWohlfarth, B
dc.contributor.authorMUSCHITIELLO, F
dc.contributor.authorGreenwood, S
dc.contributor.authorAndersson, A
dc.contributor.authorKylander, M
dc.contributor.authorSMITTENBERG, R
dc.contributor.authorSTEINTHORSDOTTIR, M
dc.contributor.authorWatson, J
dc.contributor.authorWhitehouse, N
dc.date.accessioned2016-08-23T14:05:17Z
dc.date.available2016-08-23T14:05:17Z
dc.date.issued2016-11-02
dc.identifier.issn0300-9483
dc.identifier.issn1502-3885
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10026.1/5363
dc.description.abstract

The Last Termination (19 000-11 000 a BP) with its rapid and distinct climate shifts provides a perfect laboratory to study the nature and regional impact of climate variability. The sedimentary succession from the ancient lake at Hässeldala Port in southern Sweden with its distinct Lateglacial/early Holocene stratigraphy (>14.1-9.5 cal. ka BP) is one of the few chronologically well- constrained, multi-proxy sites in Europe that capture a variety of local and regional climatic and environmental signals. Here we present Hässeldala’s multi- proxy records (lithology, geochemistry, pollen, diatoms, chironomids, biomarkers, hydrogen isotopes) in a refined age model and place the observed changes in lake status, catchment vegetation, summer temperatures and hydroclimate in a wider regional context. Reconstructed mean July temperatures increased between ~14.1 and ~13.1 cal. ka BP and subsequently declined. This latter cooling coincided with drier hydroclimatic conditions that were likely associated with a freshening of the Nordic Seas and started a few hundred years before the onset of Greenland Stadial 1 (~12.9 cal. ka BP). Our proxies suggest a further shift towards colder and drier conditions as late as ~12.7 cal. ka BP, which was followed by the establishment of a stadial climate regime (~12.5-11.8 cal. ka BP). The onset of warmer and wetter conditions led the Holocene warming over Greenland by ~200 years. Hässeldala’s proxies thus highlight the complexity of environmental and hydrological responses across abrupt climate transitions in northern Europe.

dc.format.extent143-161
dc.languageen
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherWiley
dc.subject37 Earth Sciences
dc.subject3709 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience
dc.subject3705 Geology
dc.subject13 Climate Action
dc.titleHässeldala – a key site for Last Termination climate events in northern Europe
dc.typejournal-article
dc.typeArticle
plymouth.issue2
plymouth.volume46
plymouth.publisher-urlhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bor.12207
plymouth.publication-statusPublished
plymouth.journalBoreas
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/bor.12207
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/Faculty of Science and Engineering
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA
plymouth.organisational-group/Plymouth/REF 2021 Researchers by UoA/UoA14 Geography and Environmental Studies
dcterms.dateAccepted2016-08-18
dc.rights.embargodate2017-11-2
dc.identifier.eissn1502-3885
dc.rights.embargoperiod12 months
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1111/bor.12207
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rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2016-11-02
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review


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