High-resolution record of climate stability in France during the last interglacial period

  title={High-resolution record of climate stability in France during the last interglacial period},
  author={Patrick Rioual and Val{\'e}rie Andrieu‐Ponel and Miri Rietti-Shati and Richard W Battarbee and Jacques Louis de Beaulieu and Rachid Cheddadi and Maurice Reille and Helena Svitavsk{\'a} Svobodov{\'a} and Aldo Shemesh},
The last interglacial period (127–110 kyr ago) has been considered to be an analogue to the present interglacial period, the Holocene, which may help us to understand present climate evolution. But whereas Holocene climate has been essentially stable in Europe, variability in climate during the last interglacial period has remained unresolved, because climate reconstructions from ice cores, continental records and marine sediment cores give conflicting results for this period. Here we present a… 

Climatic and environmental variations during the last interglacial recorded in a Northern France tufa(Caours, Somme basin). comparisons with regional records.

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