A severe centennial-scale drought in midcontinental North America 4200 years ago and apparent global linkages

@article{Booth2005ASC,
  title={A severe centennial-scale drought in midcontinental North America 4200 years ago and apparent global linkages},
  author={R. Booth and S. T. Jackson and S. Forman and J. Kutzbach and E. Bettis and Joseph Kreigs and D. Wright},
  journal={The Holocene},
  year={2005},
  volume={15},
  pages={321 - 328}
}
  • R. Booth, S. T. Jackson, +4 authors D. Wright
  • Published 2005
  • Geology
  • The Holocene
  • We present evidence from a variety of physical and biological proxies for a severe drought that affected the mid-continent of North America between 4.1 and 4.3 ka. Rapid climate changes associated with the event had large and widespread ecological effects, including dune reactivation, forest fires and long-term changes in forest composition, highlighting a clear ecological vulnerability to similar future changes. Drought is also documented in the Middle East and portions of Africa and Asia… CONTINUE READING

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