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A 140,000-year continental climate reconstruction from two European pollen records


The dramatic and cyclic changes that have characterized the Earth's climate throughout the Quaternary may be illustrated by developments during the last such cycle which took place over the past 140,000 years. Quantitative reconstruction of the continental climate over this period improves the correlation between marine and land records and emphasizes the role of post-temperate forested episodes at the beginning of ice-sheet formation.

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Guiot, J., Pons, A., de Beaulieu, J. et al. A 140,000-year continental climate reconstruction from two European pollen records. Nature 338, 309–313 (1989).

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