Holocene climate instability during the termination of the African Humid Period

  title={Holocene climate instability during the termination of the African Humid Period},
  author={Hans Renssen and Victor Brovkin and Thierry Fichefet and Hugues Goosse},
[1] The termination of the Holocene African Humid Period ( 9 to 6 kyr BP) is simulated with a threedimensional global coupled climate model that resolves synoptic variability associated with weather patterns. In the simulation, the potential for ‘‘green’’ and ‘‘desert’’ Sahara states becomes equal between 7.5 and 5.5 thousand years ago, causing the climate system to fluctuate between these states at decadal-to-centennial time-scales. This model result is supported by paleoevidence from the… CONTINUE READING
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