By Florence Sylvestre (auth.), Francoise Vimeux, Florence Sylvestre, Myriam Khodri (eds.)
This ebook teams jointly overviews and unique study papers facing South American weather variability from the final Glacial greatest to the Holocene. The contributions take care of tropical, temperate and excessive latitudes weather variability in South the US and in surrounding areas (including Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and Antarctica). It deals effects acquired from either usual weather records and up to date simulations from coupled weather versions. the target is to suggest a cutting-edge approximately our wisdom of earlier weather variability in South the USA. in particular, this booklet goals at providing the entire to be had observations and at discussing weather mechanisms, in particular the low to excessive range teleconnections on that continent which spreads out from the equator to Patagonia. it truly is written via a professional staff of weather swap scientists, and offers an perception into dynamics of the previous and gives weather modellers with paintings of reference for data-model comparability. The e-book is a complicated yet very readable textual content crucial for all scholars and scientists attracted to international environmental change.
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1991). As a result the inland gradient of δ18 O in meteoric waters across the Amazon basin from the Atlantic coast to the Andes is much smaller than on other continents. Nonetheless, the long-range transport of moisture from the tropical Atlantic across the Amazon basin toward distant places such as the tropical Andes or subtropical South America leads to a clear depletion in heavy isotopes that can be traced to the degree of rainout upstream (Garcia et al. 1998; Vimeux et al. 2005; Vuille and Werner 2005).
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