Monsoon Climate of the Early Holocene: Climate Experiment with the Earth's Orbital Parameters for 9000 Years Ago

@article{Kutzbach1981MonsoonCO,
  title={Monsoon Climate of the Early Holocene: Climate Experiment with the Earth's Orbital Parameters for 9000 Years Ago},
  author={John E. Kutzbach},
  journal={Science},
  year={1981},
  volume={214},
  pages={59 - 61}
}
  • J. Kutzbach
  • Published 2 October 1981
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Science
Values for the precession and obliquity of the earth 9000 years ago indicate that the global average solar radiation for July 9000 years ago was 7 percent greater than at present. When the estimated solar radiation values are used in a low-resulation climate model, the model simulates an intensified continent-scale monsoon circulation. This result agrees with paleoclimatic evidence from Africa, Arabia, and India that monsoon rains were stronger between 10,000 and 5000 years ago than they are… 

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