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Nichols et al. 2019

Nichols, J., D. Peteet, A. Andreev, F. Stute, and T. Ogus, 2019: Holocene ecohydrological variability on the east coast of Kamchatka. Front. Earth Sci., 7, 106, doi:10.3389/feart.2019.00106.

The Late Glacial and Holocene climate of the western North Pacific is less studied than that of the eastern North Pacific. While it is well known that strong east-west gradients in the tropical Pacific Ocean influence terrestrial climate, we seek to better understand how these gradients are expressed in the northern extratropics. Towards this aim, we present an organic and stable isotope geochemical and macrofossil record from a peatland on the east coast of the Kamchatka peninsula. We find that both the early and late Holocene were wetter, with a different assemblage of plants from the middle Holocene, which was drier, with more episodic precipitation. The large ecohydrological changes at several points during the Holocene are contemporaneous with and of the same sense as those we find at places to the east, such as south-central Alaska and to the south, in northern Japan. We also find that the middle Holocene period of warmth, dryness and low carbon accumulation occur contemporaneously with an enhanced east-west gradient in tropical Pacific sea surface temperature. This suggests that that hydroclimatic conditions in the subarctic can be influenced by tropical dynamics.

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  author={Nichols, J. and Peteet, D. and Andreev, A. and Stute, F. and Ogus, T.},
  title={Holocene ecohydrological variability on the east coast of Kamchatka},
  journal={Frontiers in Earth Science},

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RIS Citation

ID  - ni03100n
AU  - Nichols, J.
AU  - Peteet, D.
AU  - Andreev, A.
AU  - Stute, F.
AU  - Ogus, T.
PY  - 2019
TI  - Holocene ecohydrological variability on the east coast of Kamchatka
JA  - Front. Earth Sci.
JO  - Frontiers in Earth Science
VL  - 7
SP  - 106
DO  - 10.3389/feart.2019.00106
ER  -

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