Tracing the influence of Mediterranean climate on Southeast Europe during the past 350,000 years

Igor OBREHT et al.

Abstract


Although global patterns of past climate change are relatively well established at the scale of orbital forcing, local responses in various regions are still not understood. Loess-paleosol sequences (LPS) are valuable archives of past environmental changes in Southeast Europe. However, most LPSs seem to be limited in their sensitivity to paleoclimate due to an overall imprint of enhanced dryness in the region during loess sedimentation. Here we present the results from the Stalać section in the Central Balkans, one of the first high-resolution multiproxy LPS records spanning the past ~350,000 years in Southeast Europe

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4316/GEOREVIEW.2016.0.0.342