Title Instability of climate and vegetation dynamics in Central and Eastern Europe during the final stage of the last interglacial (Eemian, Mikulino) and early glaciation
Author Boettger, T.; Novenko, E.Y.; Velichko, A.A.; Borisova, O.K.; Kremenetski, K.V.; Knetsch, S.; Junge, F.W.
Author Affil Boettger, T., UFZ, Centre for Environmental Research Leipzig-Halle, Halle, Germany. Other: Institute of Geology and Geography, Lithuania; Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Geography, Russian Federation; Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig, Germany
Source Quaternary International, 207(1-2), p.137-144, ; Pleistocene and Holocene palaeoenvironments and recent processes across NE Europe, Plateliai, Lithuania, May 27- June 2, 2007, edited by J. Satkunas and M. Stancikaite. Publisher: Elsevier, Oxford, United Kingdom. ISSN: 1040- 6182
Publication Date Oct. 1, 2009
Notes In English. 64 refs. GeoRef Acc. No: 307801
Index Terms climatic change; glacial deposits; glaciation; lacustrine deposits; lake deposits; paleoclimatology; Pleistocene; pollen; Quaternary deposits; sediments; Germany--Grobern; Germany--Klinge; biostratigraphy; Cenozoic; Central Europe; climate change; Eemian; Europe; Germany; glacial environment; Grobern Germany; interglacial environment; Klinge Germany; lacustrine environment; lake sediments; lithofacies; microfossils; miospores; MIS 5; paleoenvironment; palynomorphs; Quaternary; upper Pleistocene; Weichselian
Abstract In terrestrial records from Central and Eastern Europe the end of the Last Interglacial seems to be characterized by evident climatic and environmental instabilities recorded by geochemical and vegetation indicators. The transition (MIS 5e/5d) from the Last Interglacial (Eemian, Mikulino) to the Early Last Glacial (Early Weichselian, Early Valdai) is marked by at least two warming events as observed in geochemical data on the lake sediment profiles of Central (Grobern, Neumark-Nord, Klinge) and of Eastern Europe (Ples). Results of palynological studies of all these sequences indicate simultaneously a strong increase of environmental oscillations during the very end of the Last Interglacial and the beginning of the Last Glaciation. This paper discusses possible correlations of these events between regions in Central and Eastern Europe. The pronounced climate and environment instability during the interglacial/glacial transition could be consistent with the assumption that it is about a natural phenomenon, characteristic for transitional stages. Taking into consideration that currently observed "human- induced" global warming coincides with the natural trend to cooling, the study of such transitional stages is important for understanding the underlying processes of the climate changes.
URL http://hdl.handle.net/10.1016/j.quaint.2009.05.006
Publication Type conference paper or compendium article
Record ID 65004869