Evidence from northwest European bogs shows ‘Little Ice Age’ climatic changes driven by variations in solar activity

  title={Evidence from northwest European bogs shows ‘Little Ice Age’ climatic changes driven by variations in solar activity},
  author={Dmitri Mauquoy and Bas van Geel and Maarten Blaauw and Johannes van der Plicht},
  journal={The Holocene},
  pages={1 - 6}
Fluctuations in Holocene atmospheric radiocarbon concentrations have been shown to be due to variations in solar activity. Analyses of both 10Be and 14C nuclides con” rm that production-rate changes during the Holocene were largely modulated by solar activity. Analyses of peat samples from two intact European ombrotrophic bogs show that climatic deteriorations during the ‘Little Ice Age’ are associated with transitions to increasing atmospheric 14C content due to greater 14C production. Both… 

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