A delayed climatic response to solar forcing at 2800 cal. BP: Multiproxy evidence from three Irish peatlands

Graeme T. Swindles*, Gill Plunkett, Helen M. Roe

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    Abstract

    Multiproxy palaeohydrological records from three raised bogs in Northern Ireland indicate that a major shift to wetter/cooler climatic conditions postdated the rapid decrease in solar activity at 2800 cal. BP by ∼100 years. This event is bracketed by two wiggle-match radiocarbon-dated cryptotephra layers in each profile, enabling a high degree of chronological precision. These replicated data corroborate previous findings based on Irish peat humification profiles, and may indicate spatial complexity in the climatic response to solar activity between oceanic and continental areas.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)177-182
    Number of pages6
    JournalHolocene
    Volume17
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 01 Mar 2007

    Keywords

    • 2800 cal. BP event
    • C production rate
    • Ireland
    • Late Holocene
    • Multiproxy study
    • Palaeoclimate
    • Palaeohydrology
    • Raised bogs
    • Solar forcing
    • Tephra

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Global and Planetary Change
    • Archaeology
    • Ecology
    • Earth-Surface Processes
    • Palaeontology

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