Direct land/sea correlations in the last interglacial complex

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Isotopic and pollen analyses of an eastern Atlantic core permit the first direct correlation of substages 5e and 5c of the marine climatostratigraphical system with the Eemian and St Germain I, respectively, of the classical Grande Pile pollen sequence (north-east France). The vegetational sequences during the warm intervals of the last interglacial complex (125,000–75,000 yr BP) indicate that climatic deterioration occurred late on the mid-European continent after the initiation of glaciation over continental masses in high latitudes.

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Turon, J. Direct land/sea correlations in the last interglacial complex. Nature 309, 673–676 (1984). https://doi.org/10.1038/309673a0

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