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About: Holocene is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 24485 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 830787 citation(s). The topic is also known as: Holocene Epoch. more


Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1126/SCIENCE.1065680
Gerard C. Bond1, Bernd Kromer, Juerg Beer, Raimund Muscheler  +6 moreInstitutions (3)
07 Dec 2001-Science
Abstract: Surface winds and surface ocean hydrography in the subpolar North Atlantic appear to have been influenced by variations in solar output through the entire Holocene. The evidence comes from a close correlation between inferred changes in production rates of the cosmogenic nuclides carbon-14 and beryllium-10 and centennial to millennial time scale changes in proxies of drift ice measured in deep-sea sediment cores. A solar forcing mechanism therefore may underlie at least the Holocene segment of the North Atlantic's "1500-year" cycle. The surface hydrographic changes may have affected production of North Atlantic Deep Water, potentially providing an additional mechanism for amplifying the solar signals and transmitting them globally. more

Topics: North Atlantic Deep Water (66%), Atlantic Equatorial mode (62%), Bond event (61%) more

2,706 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/J.YQRES.2004.07.001
Abstract: Although the dramatic climate disruptions of the last glacial period have received considerable attention, relatively little has been directed toward climate variability in the Holocene (11,500 cal yr B.P. to the present). Examination of similar to50 globally distributed paleoclimate records reveals as many as six periods of significant rapid climate change during the time periods 9000-8000, 6000-5000, 4200-3800, 3500-2500, 1200-1000, and 600-150 cal yr B.P. Most of the climate change events in these globally distributed records are characterized by polar cooling, tropical aridity, and major atmospheric circulation changes, although in the most recent interval (600-150 cal yr B.P.), polar cooling was accompanied by increased moisture in some parts of the tropics. Several intervals coincide with major disruptions of civilization, illustrating the human significance of Holocene climate variability. (C) 2004 University of Washington. All rights reserved. more

Topics: Climate state (62%), Climate oscillation (61%), Abrupt climate change (60%) more

2,053 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1126/SCIENCE.1106296
Yongjin Wang1, Hai Cheng2, Hai Cheng1, R. Lawrence Edwards2  +7 moreInstitutions (4)
06 May 2005-Science
Abstract: A 5-year-resolution absolute-dated oxygen isotope record from Dongge Cave, southern China, provides a continuous history of the Asian monsoon over the past 9000 years. Although the record broadly follows summer insolation, it is punctuated by eight weak monsoon events lasting approximately 1 to 5 centuries. One correlates with the "8200-year" event, another with the collapse of the Chinese Neolithic culture, and most with North Atlantic ice-rafting events. Cross-correlation of the decadal- to centennial-scale monsoon record with the atmospheric carbon-14 record shows that some, but not all, of the monsoon variability at these frequencies results from changes in solar output. more

Topics: East Asian Monsoon (68%), Monsoon (59%), Tropical monsoon climate (53%) more

1,875 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1126/SCIENCE.1059725
17 Aug 2001-Science
Abstract: Titanium and iron concentration data from the anoxic Cariaco Basin, off the Venezuelan coast, can be used to infer variations in the hydrological cycle over northern South America during the past 14,000 years with subdecadal resolution. Following a dry Younger Dryas, a period of increased precipitation and riverine discharge occurred during the Holocene “thermal maximum.” Since ∼5400 years ago, a trend toward drier conditions is evident from the data, with high-amplitude fluctuations and precipitation minima during the time interval 3800 to 2800 years ago and during the “Little Ice Age.” These regional changes in precipitation are best explained by shifts in the mean latitude of the Atlantic Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ), potentially driven by Pacific-based climate variability. The Cariaco Basin record exhibits strong correlations with climate records from distant regions, including the high-latitude Northern Hemisphere, providing evidence for global teleconnections among regional climates. more

Topics: Younger Dryas (58%), Intertropical Convergence Zone (57%), Holocene (56%) more

1,847 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1038/366552A0
01 Dec 1993-Nature
Abstract: RECENT results1,2 from the Greenland Ice-core Project (GRIP) Summit ice core suggest that the climate in Greenland has been remarkably stable during the Holocene, but was extremely unstable for the time period represented by the rest of the core, spanning the last two glaciations and the intervening Eemian inter-glacial. Here we present the complete oxygen isotope record for the Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2 (GISP2) core, drilled 28 km west of the GRIP core. We observe large, rapid climate fluctuations throughout the last glacial period, which closely match those reported for the GRIP core. However, in the bottom 10% of the cores, spanning the Eemian interglacial and the previous glacia-tion, there are significant differences between the two records. It is possible that ice flow may have altered the chronological sequences of the stratigraphy for the bottom part of one or both of the cores. Considerable further work will be necessary to evaluate the likelihood of this, and the extent to which it will still be possible to extract meaningful climate information from the lowest sections of the cores. more

Topics: Greenland ice core project (75%), North Greenland Ice Core Project (71%), Ice core (67%) more

1,835 Citations

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