Northern Hemisphere Controls on Tropical Southeast African Climate During the Past 60,000 Years

  title={Northern Hemisphere Controls on Tropical Southeast African Climate During the Past 60,000 Years},
  author={Jessica E. Tierney and James M. Russell and Yongsong Huang and Jaap S. Sinninghe Damst{\'e} and E C Hopmans and Andrew S. Cohen},
  pages={252 - 255}
The processes that control climate in the tropics are poorly understood. We applied compound-specific hydrogen isotopes (δD) and the TEX86 (tetraether index of 86 carbon atoms) temperature proxy to sediment cores from Lake Tanganyika to independently reconstruct precipitation and temperature variations during the past 60,000 years. Tanganyika temperatures follow Northern Hemisphere insolation and indicate that warming in tropical southeast Africa during the last glacial termination began to… 
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