Lake-based climate reconstruction in Africa: progress and challenges

  title={Lake-based climate reconstruction in Africa: progress and challenges},
  author={Dirk Verschuren},
Lake sediments are and will continue to be the principal source of information on the climate history of tropical Africa. However, unequivocal interpretation of the various sedimentological, biological, and geochemical climate-proxy data extracted from lake sediments with respect to past variations in temperature, rainfall, and wind is an extremely complex and challenging exercise. Outstanding problems are: (1) the inherent conflict between a lake's sensitivity to climate change (its ability to… CONTINUE READING


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