Extreme and persistent drought in California and Patagonia during mediaeval time

@article{Stine1994ExtremeAP,
  title={Extreme and persistent drought in California and Patagonia during mediaeval time},
  author={Scott W. Stine},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1994},
  volume={369},
  pages={546-549}
}
  • S. Stine
  • Published 16 June 1994
  • Geography
  • Nature
STUDIES from sites around the world1–5 have provided evidence for anomalous climate conditions persisting for several hundred years before about AD 1300. Early workers emphasized the temperature increase that marked this period in the British Isles, coining the terms 'Mediaeval Warm Epoch' and 'Little Climatic Optimum', but many sites seem to have experienced equally important hydrological changes. Here I present a study of relict tree stumps rooted in present-day lakes, marshes and streams… 
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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS. I wish to thank D. Adam and A. Leiser for providing site-specific information
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