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The 4.2 ka BP climatic event
Editor(s): D.-D. Rousseau, G. Zanchetta, H. Weiss, M. Bini, and R.S. Bradley More information

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11 Apr 2019
Atmospheric blocking induced by the strengthened Siberian High led to drying in west Asia during the 4.2 ka BP event – a hypothesis
Aurel Perşoiu, Monica Ionita, and Harvey Weiss
Clim. Past, 15, 781-793, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-781-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-781-2019, 2019
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08 Apr 2019
Influence of the North Atlantic subpolar gyre circulation on the 4.2 ka BP event
Bassem Jalali, Marie-Alexandrine Sicre, Julien Azuara, Violaine Pellichero, and Nathalie Combourieu-Nebout
Clim. Past, 15, 701-711, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-701-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-701-2019, 2019
02 Apr 2019
Multi-decadal atmospheric and marine climate variability in southern Iberia during the mid- to late-Holocene
Julien Schirrmacher, Mara Weinelt, Thomas Blanz, Nils Andersen, Emília Salgueiro, and Ralph R. Schneider
Clim. Past, 15, 617-634, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-617-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-617-2019, 2019
27 Mar 2019
The 4.2 ka BP Event in the Mediterranean region: an overview
Monica Bini, Giovanni Zanchetta, Aurel Perşoiu, Rosine Cartier, Albert Català, Isabel Cacho, Jonathan R. Dean, Federico Di Rita, Russell N. Drysdale, Martin Finnè, Ilaria Isola, Bassem Jalali, Fabrizio Lirer, Donatella Magri, Alessia Masi, Leszek Marks, Anna Maria Mercuri, Odile Peyron, Laura Sadori, Marie-Alexandrine Sicre, Fabian Welc, Christoph Zielhofer, and Elodie Brisset
Clim. Past, 15, 555-577, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-555-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-555-2019, 2019
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20 Mar 2019
Western Mediterranean hydro-climatic consequences of Holocene ice-rafted debris (Bond) events
Christoph Zielhofer, Anne Köhler, Steffen Mischke, Abdelfattah Benkaddour, Abdeslam Mikdad, and William J. Fletcher
Clim. Past, 15, 463-475, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-463-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-463-2019, 2019
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21 Feb 2019
The 4.2 ka BP Event in northeastern China: a geospatial perspective
Louis A. Scuderi, Xiaoping Yang, Samantha E. Ascoli, and Hongwei Li
Clim. Past, 15, 367-375, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-367-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-367-2019, 2019
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12 Feb 2019
Physical processes of cooling and mega-drought during the 4.2 ka BP event: results from TraCE-21ka simulations
Mi Yan and Jian Liu
Clim. Past, 15, 265-277, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-265-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-265-2019, 2019
07 Feb 2019
Diatom-oxygen isotope record from high-altitude Lake Petit (2200 m a.s.l.) in the Mediterranean Alps: shedding light on a climatic pulse at 4.2 ka
Rosine Cartier, Florence Sylvestre, Christine Paillès, Corinne Sonzogni, Martine Couapel, Anne Alexandre, Jean-Charles Mazur, Elodie Brisset, Cécile Miramont, and Frédéric Guiter
Clim. Past, 15, 253-263, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-253-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-253-2019, 2019
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07 Feb 2019
The 4.2 ka event in the vegetation record of the central Mediterranean
Federico Di Rita and Donatella Magri
Clim. Past, 15, 237-251, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-237-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-237-2019, 2019
22 Jan 2019
The 4.2 ka event in the central Mediterranean: new data from a Corchia speleothem (Apuan Alps, central Italy)
Ilaria Isola, Giovanni Zanchetta, Russell N. Drysdale, Eleonora Regattieri, Monica Bini, Petra Bajo, John C. Hellstrom, Ilaria Baneschi, Piero Lionello, Jon Woodhead, and Alan Greig
Clim. Past, 15, 135-151, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-135-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-135-2019, 2019
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16 Jan 2019
The 4.2 ka event, ENSO, and coral reef development
Lauren T. Toth and Richard B. Aronson
Clim. Past, 15, 105-119, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-105-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-105-2019, 2019
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16 Jan 2019
Is there evidence for a 4.2 ka BP event in the northern North Atlantic region?
Raymond Bradley and Jostein Bakke
Clim. Past Discuss., https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2018-162,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2018-162, 2019
Manuscript under review for CP (discussion: final response, 6 comments)
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15 Jan 2019
Indian winter and summer monsoon strength over the 4.2 ka BP event in foraminifer isotope records from the Indus River delta in the Arabian Sea
Alena Giesche, Michael Staubwasser, Cameron A. Petrie, and David A. Hodell
Clim. Past, 15, 73-90, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-73-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-73-2019, 2019
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10 Jan 2019
Comparing the spatial patterns of climate change in the 9th and 5th millennia BP from TRACE-21 model simulations
Liang Ning, Jian Liu, Raymond S. Bradley, and Mi Yan
Clim. Past, 15, 41-52, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-41-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-41-2019, 2019
08 Jan 2019
The onset of neoglaciation in Iceland and the 4.2 ka event
Áslaug Geirsdóttir, Gifford H. Miller, John T. Andrews, David J. Harning, Leif S. Anderson, Christopher Florian, Darren J. Larsen, and Thor Thordarson
Clim. Past, 15, 25-40, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-25-2019,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-25-2019, 2019
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07 Dec 2018
Hydro-climatic variability in the southwestern Indian Ocean between 6000 and 3000 years ago
Hanying Li, Hai Cheng, Ashish Sinha, Gayatri Kathayat, Christoph Spötl, Aurèle Anquetil André, Arnaud Meunier, Jayant Biswas, Pengzhen Duan, Youfeng Ning, and Richard Lawrence Edwards
Clim. Past, 14, 1881-1891, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1881-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1881-2018, 2018
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30 Nov 2018
Evaluating the timing and structure of the 4.2 ka event in the Indian summer monsoon domain from an annually resolved speleothem record from Northeast India
Gayatri Kathayat, Hai Cheng, Ashish Sinha, Max Berkelhammer, Haiwei Zhang, Pengzhen Duan, Hanying Li, Xianglei Li, Youfeng Ning, and R. Lawrence Edwards
Clim. Past, 14, 1869-1879, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1869-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1869-2018, 2018
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27 Nov 2018
Hydroclimatic variations in southeastern China during the 4.2 ka event reflected by stalagmite records
Haiwei Zhang, Hai Cheng, Yanjun Cai, Christoph Spötl, Gayatri Kathayat, Ashish Sinha, R. Lawrence Edwards, and Liangcheng Tan
Clim. Past, 14, 1805-1817, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1805-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1805-2018, 2018
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22 Oct 2018
The 4.2 ka BP event in the Levant
David Kaniewski, Nick Marriner, Rachid Cheddadi, Joël Guiot, and Elise Van Campo
Clim. Past, 14, 1529-1542, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1529-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1529-2018, 2018
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11 Oct 2018
The 4.2 ka BP event: multi-proxy records from a closed lake in the northern margin of the East Asian summer monsoon
Jule Xiao, Shengrui Zhang, Jiawei Fan, Ruilin Wen, Dayou Zhai, Zhiping Tian, and Dabang Jiang
Clim. Past, 14, 1417-1425, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1417-2018,https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1417-2018, 2018
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