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CP | Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Clim. Past, 14, 871–886, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-871-2018
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Clim. Past, 14, 871–886, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-871-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 21 Jun 2018

Research article | 21 Jun 2018

High-latitude Southern Hemisphere fire history during the mid- to late Holocene (6000–750 BP)

Dario Battistel et al.
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From the analysis of an Antarctic ice core we showed that during the mid- to late Holocene (6000–750 BP) the long-term fire activity increased with higher rates starting at ~ 4000 BP and, more surprisingly, peaked between 2500 and 1500 BP. The anomalous increase in biomass burning centered at about 2000 BP is due to a complex interaction between changes in atmospheric circulation and biomass availability, with the main contribution coming from southern South America.
From the analysis of an Antarctic ice core we showed that during the mid- to late Holocene...
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