Lecture 28-new

Lecture 28-new - Lecture28:TheLateHolocene

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Lecture 28: The Late Holocene Conditions have cooled slightly since the mid- Holocene ‘climate optimum’. But, perhaps the most important observation is that climate of the late Holocene shows a significant amount of climate variability at millennial, centennial, and multi-decadal scales.
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Vegetation - 6000 Years Ago (Holocene Climate Optimum)
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Changes in Vegetation (Today versus 6000 years ago)
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Themes of Late Holocene Climate Change: Variability versus Trend Up to now, we have, for the most part, talked about climate change as the transition from one stable climate regime to another. Occasionally, that change is abrupt and we use the term abrupt climate change. Most often, the change is more gradual and we see a trend of changing climate conditions that goes continuously in one general direction - warm to cold, wet to dry, etc. But, as we get closer to the present with better understanding of the regional/global pattern of climate change and better understanding of the timing of climate change, we are beginning to see that much of climate
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This note was uploaded on 05/08/2009 for the course GEOL 150Lxg taught by Professor Stott during the Spring '07 term at USC.

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Lecture 28-new - Lecture28:TheLateHolocene

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