Revisiting the humid Roman hypothesis: novel analyses depict oscillating patterns

  title={Revisiting the humid Roman hypothesis: novel analyses depict oscillating patterns},
  author={B. J. Dermody and H. Boer and M. Bierkens and S. Weber and M. Wassen and S. Dekker},
  journal={Climate of The Past Discussions},
  • B. J. Dermody, H. Boer, +3 authors S. Dekker
  • Published 2011
  • Geology
  • Climate of The Past Discussions
  • Previous studies have proposed that potential vegetation in the Mediterranean maintained a wetter climate during the Roman Period until the initiation of large scale deforestation. The reduction in evapotranspirative fluxes associated with deforestation is suggested to have caused climatic aridification leading to the establishment of the present-day Mediterranean climate. There is also evidence to indicate that during the Roman Period Mediterranean climate was influenced by low frequency… CONTINUE READING

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