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    Late Quaternary Loess-palaosol succesion and atmospheric circulation, Central Siberia
    Catto, N.
    Chlachula, Jiří
    Evans, T.
    Nývlt, Daniel
    Rutter, M.
Publication type
    článek ve sborníku
Source title - monograph
    XVI INQUA Congress Programs with Abstracts
    Akce: 2003 ; Reno
Thesaurus term
    Paleomagnetism, Paleoclimatology, Loess, Palaeosol, Late Quaternary, Central Siberia
Abstract (in english)
   Loess-palaeosol records in Central Siberia indicate establishment of periglacial steppe-tundra during OIS 4 and OIS 2, replaced by parkland steppe and boreal forest during warmer intervals within OIS 3. A gradual transition from parkland-steppe (OIS 5a) to moist tundra conditions (OIS 4) occurred ~75 ka BP. General cooling, punctuated by isolated short warm intervals, marked the period from ~75 to ~25 ka BP. OIS 2, ~25-18 ka BP, was marked by a sharp change to a dry tundra climate, followed by rapid warming ~15-8 ka BP. Mid- and latest Holocene conditions were warmer than those recorded during the OIS 5e maximum. Textural, magnetic susceptibility, and mineralogical analyses indicate that the OIS 4 and OIS 2 loess units were derived from different source areas. The similarity between climate successions in Siberia with those recorded in the central Russian Plain suggests that continental-scale changes in airmass circulation were ongoing during the Late Quaternary in northern Eurasia.
    Česká geologická služba
Contributor code
    ČGS (RIV)
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Import date
    15. 10. 2014