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Pederson et al. 2005

Pederson, D.C., D.M. Peteet, D. Kurdyla, and T. Guilderson, 2005: Medieval Warming, Little Ice Age, and European impact on the environment during the last millennium in the lower Hudson Valley, New York, USA. Quat. Res., 63, 238-249, doi:10.1016/j.yqres.2005.01.001.

Establishing natural climate variability becomes particularly important in large urban areas in anticipation of droughts. We present a well-dated bi-decadal record of vegetation, climate, land use, and fire frequency from a tidal marsh in the Hudson River Estuary. The classic Medieval Warm Period is evident through striking increases in charcoal and Pinus dominance from ∼800-1300 A.D., paralleling paleorecords southward along the Atlantic seaboard. Higher inputs of inorganic sediment during this interval suggest increased watershed erosion during drought conditions. The presence of the Little Ice Age ensues with increases in Picea and Tsuga, coupled with increasing organic percentages due to cooler, moister conditions. European impact is manifested by a decline in arboreal pollen due to land clearance, increased weedy plant cover (i.e., Ambrosia, Plantago, and Rumex), and an increase in inorganic particles to the watershed.

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@article{pe05200y,
  author={Pederson, D. C. and Peteet, D. M. and Kurdyla, D. and Guilderson, T.},
  title={Medieval Warming, Little Ice Age, and European impact on the environment during the last millennium in the lower Hudson Valley, New York, USA},
  year={2005},
  journal={Quat. Res.},
  volume={63},
  pages={238--249},
  doi={10.1016/j.yqres.2005.01.001},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - pe05200y
AU  - Pederson, D. C.
AU  - Peteet, D. M.
AU  - Kurdyla, D.
AU  - Guilderson, T.
PY  - 2005
TI  - Medieval Warming, Little Ice Age, and European impact on the environment during the last millennium in the lower Hudson Valley, New York, USA
JA  - Quat. Res.
VL  - 63
SP  - 238
EP  - 249
DO  - 10.1016/j.yqres.2005.01.001
ER  -

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