Correlation of fluvial sequences in the Mediterranean basin over the last 200 ka and their relationship to climate change

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dc.contributor.author Fuller, I. C.
dc.contributor.author Lewin, J.
dc.contributor.author Macklin, Mark G.
dc.contributor.author Maas, G. A.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-12-17T11:06:46Z
dc.date.available 2008-12-17T11:06:46Z
dc.date.issued 2002-08
dc.identifier.citation Fuller , I C , Lewin , J , Macklin , M G & Maas , G A 2002 , ' Correlation of fluvial sequences in the Mediterranean basin over the last 200 ka and their relationship to climate change ' Quaternary Science Review , vol 21 , no. 14-15 , pp. 1633-1641 . en
dc.identifier.issn 0277-3791
dc.identifier.other PURE: 96455
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/1747
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/1747
dc.description Macklin, Mark, Fuller, I.C., Lewin, J., Maas, G.A., (2002) 'Correlation of fluvial sequences in the Mediterranean basin over the last 200 ka and their relationship to climate change', Quaternary Science Reviews 21(14-15) pp.1633-1641 RAE2008 en
dc.description.abstract This paper presents a new correlation of Late and Middle Pleistocene fluvial sedimentary sequences in Greek, Libyan and Spanish river basins and evaluates river response to climate change over the Last Interglacial–Glacial Cycle. Over the past 200,000 years there have been at least 13 major alluviation episodes in the Mediterranean, although the amplitude, frequency and possibly, duration of these events varied significantly across the region. Parts of Oxygen Isotope Stage (OIS) 5 appears to have been periods of pronounced landscape change in many Mediterranean catchments with major river aggradation occurring at 109–111 ka (during OIS 5d) and most notably at 88 ka (OIS 5b/5a boundary). Other parts of OIS 5 appear to have been periods of relative fluvial inactivity. OIS 2 and 3 were both characterised by an apparent increase in the number of alluviation events, and this record of river behaviour parallels many other palaeoenvironmental records in the region which also show more frequent climate fluctuations between 12 and 65 ka. There is evidence for a high degree of synchrony in major river aggradation events across the Mediterranean in catchments with very different sizes, tectonic regimes and histories. Climate-related changes in catchment hydrology and vegetation cover over the last 200 ka would appear to be the primary control of large-scale (catchment wide) sedimentation over time periods of between 103 and 104 years en
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dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Quaternary Science Review en
dc.title Correlation of fluvial sequences in the Mediterranean basin over the last 200 ka and their relationship to climate change en
dc.type Text en
dc.type.publicationtype Article (Journal) en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0277-3791(01)00147-0
dc.contributor.institution Institute of Geography & Earth Sciences en
dc.contributor.institution River Basin Dynamics and Hydrology en
dc.description.status Peer reviewed en


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