Abrupt changes in the Asian southwest monsoon during the Holocene and their links to the North Atlantic Ocean

  title={Abrupt changes in the Asian southwest monsoon during the Holocene and their links to the North Atlantic Ocean},
  author={Anil Kumar Gupta and David M. Anderson and Jonathan T. Overpeck},
During the last ice age, the Indian Ocean southwest monsoon exhibited abrupt changes that were closely correlated with millennial-scale climate events in the North Atlantic region, suggesting a mechanistic link. In the Holocene epoch, which had a more stable climate, the amplitude of abrupt changes in North Atlantic climate was much smaller, and it has been unclear whether these changes are related to monsoon variability. Here we present a continuous record of centennial-scale monsoon… 
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