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Decadal-scale autumn temperature reconstruction back to AD 1580 inferred from the varved sediments of Lake Silvaplana (Southeastern Swiss Alps)
Abstract A quantitative high-resolution autumn (September–November) temperature reconstruction for the southeastern Swiss Alps back to AD 1580 is presented here. We used the annually resolvedExpand
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Comparison between chironomid-inferred July temperatures and meteorological data AD 1850–2001 from varved Lake Silvaplana, Switzerland
Inferred temperatures from chironomids preserved in the varved sediment of Lake Silvaplana in the Eastern Swiss Alps were compared with instrumental data obtained from a meteorological station inExpand
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How stable are twentieth-century calibration models? A high-resolution summer temperature reconstruction for the eastern Swiss Alps back to AD 1580 derived from proglacial varved sediments
We found a significant positive correlation between local summer air temperature (May-September) and the annual sediment mass accumulation rate (MAR) in Lake Silvaplana (46°N, 9°E, 1800 m a.s.l.)Expand
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Turbulent thermal superstructures in Rayleigh-Bénard convection
We report the observation of superstructures, i.e., very large-scale and long living coherent structures in highly turbulent Rayleigh-Benard convection up to Rayleigh Ra=109. We perform directExpand
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Quantifying human-induced eutrophication in Swiss mountain lakes since AD 1800 using diatoms
Sedimentary diatom assemblages from three lakes in the southeastern Swiss Alps were analysed at high temporal resolution since AD 1800. Altered land-use patterns, increasing population andExpand
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Quantitative summer temperature reconstruction derived from a combined biogenic Si and chironomid record from varved sediments of Lake Silvaplana (south-eastern Swiss Alps) back to AD 1177
Abstract High-resolution quantitative temperature records are needed for placing the recent warming into the context of long-term natural climate variability. In this study we present a quantitativeExpand
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Alpine climate during the Holocene: a comparison between records of glaciers, lake sediments and solar activity
The European Alps are very sensitive and vulnerable to climate change. Recent improvements in Alpine glacier length records and climate reconstructions from annually laminated sediments of AlpineExpand
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60 years of glaciolacustrine sedimentation in Steinsee (Sustenpass, Switzerland) compared with historic events and instrumental meteorological data
The high-alpine Steinsee (1.930 m a.s.l.) is a proglacial lake located in front of an oscillating icefront since 1924. The existing well-documented glacial and climatic history of the area can beExpand
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Mineralogy-based quantitative precipitation and temperature reconstructions from annually laminated lake sediments (Swiss Alps) since AD 1580
[1] We present quantitative autumn, summer and annual precipitation and summer temperature reconstructions from proglacial annually laminated Lake Silvaplana, eastern Swiss Alps back to AD 1580. WeExpand
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The last 1300 years of environmental history recorded in the sediments of Lake Sils (Engadine, Switzerland)
Abstract.Proglacial Lake Sils is located in the Upper Engadine (south-eastern Swiss Alps) at 1800 m a.s.l. and is the uppermost of four lakes in the valley. A highresolution seismic survey combinedExpand
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