Hurricanes and climate in the Caribbean during the past 3700 years BP

  title={Hurricanes and climate in the Caribbean during the past 3700 years BP},
  author={B. Malaiz{\'e} and Pascal Bertran and Pierre Carbonel and Dominique Bonnissent and Karine Charlier and Didier Galop and Doroth{\'e}e Imbert and N. Serrand and Christian Stouvenot and Claude Pujol},
  journal={The Holocene},
  pages={911 - 924}
A multiproxy analysis of lacustrine sediments cored in Grand-Case Pond at Saint-Martin, north of the Lesser Antilles archipelago, reveals three distinct climatic periods for the last 3700 years. From 3700 to ~2500 yr cal. BP and from 1150 yr cal. BP to the present, carbonate mud deposition occurred in connection with pond lowstands. These periods were also punctuated by severe drought events, marked by gypsum laminae, and hurricane landfalls, leading to marine sand inputs into the pond. The… 

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