155,000 Years of West African Monsoon and Ocean Thermal Evolution

  title={155,000 Years of West African Monsoon and Ocean Thermal Evolution},
  author={S. Weldeab and D. Lea and R. Schneider and N. Andersen},
  pages={1303 - 1307}
  • S. Weldeab, D. Lea, +1 author N. Andersen
  • Published 2007
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Science
  • A detailed reconstruction of West African monsoon hydrology over the past 155,000 years suggests a close linkage to northern high-latitude climate oscillations. Ba/Ca ratio and oxygen isotope composition of planktonic foraminifera in a marine sediment core from the Gulf of Guinea, in the eastern equatorial Atlantic (EEA), reveal centennial-scale variations of riverine freshwater input that are synchronous with northern high-latitude stadials and interstadials of the penultimate interglacial and… CONTINUE READING
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