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CP | Articles | Volume 14, issue 12
Clim. Past, 14, 1881–1891, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1881-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Special issue: The 4.2 ka BP climatic event

Clim. Past, 14, 1881–1891, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1881-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 07 Dec 2018

Research article | 07 Dec 2018

Hydro-climatic variability in the southwestern Indian Ocean between 6000 and 3000 years ago

Hanying Li et al.

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The 4.2 ka event between 4.2 and 3.9 ka has been widely discussed in the Northern Hemsiphere but less reported in the Southern Hemisphere. Here, we use speleothem records from Rodrigues in the southwestern Indian Ocean spanning from 6000 to 3000 years ago to investigate the regional hydro-climatic variability. Our records show no evidence for an unusual climate anomaly between 4.2 and 3.9 ka. Instead, it shows a multi-centennial drought between 3.9 and 3.5 ka.
The 4.2 ka event between 4.2 and 3.9 ka has been widely discussed in the Northern Hemsiphere but...
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