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Heusser et al. 1985

Heusser, C.J., L.E. Heusser, and D.M. Peteet, 1985: Late-Quaternary climatic change on the American North Pacific Coast. Nature, 315, 485-487, doi:10.1038/315485a0.

The late Quaternary climate of the North Pacific, where according to modelling the solar radiation in the early Holocene at the time of the summer solstice is high and in the late Holocene is relatively low, is investigated. Quantitative temperature and precipitation estimates from southern Alaska are compared with estimates from western Washington and British Columbia. Data extending over more than 10,000 years show a broadly consistent pattern of climatic change in general agreement with predicted variations in solar radiation and their effect on atmospheric circulation and seasonal duration of pressure systems over the North Pacific Ocean. In the early Holocene, the subtropical North Pacific anticyclone annually regulated climate for a longer period at higher latitudes than at present, so that warmth and dryness increased in southern Alaska. The Aleutian low-pressure center intensified during the late Holocene, resulting in colder and more humid coastal climate and increased frequency of glacier growth in the cordillera.

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  author={Heusser, C. J. and Heusser, L. E. and Peteet, D. M.},
  title={Late-Quaternary climatic change on the American North Pacific Coast},

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ID  - he05000n
AU  - Heusser, C. J.
AU  - Heusser, L. E.
AU  - Peteet, D. M.
PY  - 1985
TI  - Late-Quaternary climatic change on the American North Pacific Coast
JA  - Nature
VL  - 315
SP  - 485
EP  - 487
DO  - 10.1038/315485a0
ER  -

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