Late Miocene "washhouse" climate in Europe

@article{Bhme2008LateM,
  title={Late Miocene "washhouse" climate in Europe},
  author={Madelaine B{\"o}hme and August Ilg and Michael Winklhofer},
  journal={Earth and Planetary Science Letters},
  year={2008},
  volume={275},
  pages={393-401}
}
Abstract We present two eight-million year long proxy records of precipitation for Southwest and Central Europe, covering the middle to late Miocene (5.3–13 Ma) at a temporal resolution of about 60 kyr and 150 kyr, respectively. The estimates of precipitation are based on the ecophysiological structure of herpetological assemblages (amphibians and reptiles). From 13.0 Ma until about 9 Ma, both records show a similar trend, evolving from a long dry period (13–11 Ma) into a “washhouse climate… 

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