Holocene land–sea climatic links on the equatorial Pacific coast (Bay of Guayaquil, Ecuador)

  title={Holocene land–sea climatic links on the equatorial Pacific coast (Bay of Guayaquil, Ecuador)},
  author={Brice Seill{\`e}s and Mar{\'i}a Fernanda S{\'a}nchez Go{\~n}i and Marie-Pierre Ledru and Dunia H Urrego and Philippe Martinez and Vincent Hanquiez and Ralph R. Schneider},
  journal={The Holocene},
  pages={567 - 577}
We analyzed the pollen content of a marine core located near the Bay of Guayaquil in Ecuador to document the link between sea surface temperatures (SSTs) and changes in rainfall regimes on the adjacent continent during the Holocene. Based on the expansion/regression of five vegetation types, we observe three successive climatic patterns. In the first phase, between 11,700 and 7700 cal. yr BP, the presence of a cloud (Andean) forest in the mid altitudes and mangroves in the estuary of the Guayas… 

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