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CP | Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Clim. Past, 15, 555-577, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-555-2019
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Special issue: The 4.2 ka BP climatic event

Clim. Past, 15, 555-577, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-555-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Review article 27 Mar 2019

Review article | 27 Mar 2019

The 4.2 ka BP Event in the Mediterranean region: an overview

Monica Bini et al.
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The Mediterranean region has returned some of the clearest evidence of a climatically dry period occurring approximately 4200 years ago. We reviewed selected proxies to infer regional climate patterns between 4.3 and 3.8 ka. Temperature data suggest a cooling anomaly, even if this is not uniform, whereas winter was drier, along with dry summers. However, some exceptions to this prevail, where wetter condition seems to have persisted, suggesting regional heterogeneity.
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