A late Quaternary magnetic record of Tunisian loess and its climatic significance

John Dearing, Ian Livingstone, L. P. Zhou

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    Abstract

    Magnetic measurements for a 10 m loess-palaeosol sequence from the Matmata Plateau in southern Tunisia show significant down-profile variations in concentrations of pedogenic ferrimagnetic minerals. The sequence appears to correlate with regional and global records of climate change over the past 70 kyr. There is strong evidence from comparisons of mineral magnetic properties in modern soils and palaeosols that the sequence holds a proxy record of winter precipitation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGeophysical Research Letters
    PublisherAmerican Geophysical Union
    Pages189-192
    Number of pages4
    ISBN (Print)0094-8276
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 15 Jan 1996

    Publication series

    NameGeophysical Research Letters
    Volume23

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