Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
Biogeosciences, 13, 1801–1820, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-1801-2016

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Biogeosciences, 13, 1801–1820, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-1801-2016

Research article 24 Mar 2016

Research article | 24 Mar 2016

Northern Mediterranean climate since the Middle Pleistocene: a 637 ka stable isotope record from Lake Ohrid (Albania/Macedonia)

Jack H. Lacey et al.

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We use stable isotope data from carbonates to provide a palaeoenvironmental reconstruction covering the last 637 kyr at Lake Ohrid (FYROM/Albania). Our results indicate a relatively stable climate until 450 ka, wetter climate conditions at 400–250 ka, and a transition to a drier climate after 250 ka. This work emphasises the importance of Lake Ohrid as a valuable archive of climate change in the northern Mediterranean region.
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