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CP | Articles | Volume 15, issue 5
Clim. Past, 15, 1757–1769, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1757-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Clim. Past, 15, 1757–1769, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1757-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 16 Sep 2019

Research article | 16 Sep 2019

Enhanced Mediterranean water cycle explains increased humidity during MIS 3 in North Africa

Mike Rogerson et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (18 Feb 2019) by Dominik Fleitmann
AR by Michael Rogerson on behalf of the Authors (02 Apr 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 May 2019) by Dominik Fleitmann
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (27 May 2019)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (14 Jun 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (08 Jul 2019) by Dominik Fleitmann
AR by Michael Rogerson on behalf of the Authors (12 Jul 2019)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Rainfall in North Africa is known to vary through time and is likely to change as global climate warms. Here, we provide a new level of understanding about past rainfall in North Africa by looking at a stalagmite which formed within northeastern Libya between 67 and 30 thousand years ago. We find that at times more rain falls, and the associated moisture is mostly derived from the western Mediterranean during winter storms. Sometimes, water comes from the eastern Mediterranean.
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