Global Climates since the Last Glacial Maximum

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Contents

Introduction
ix
Conceptual Basis for Understanding LateQuaternary Climates
ii
Model Description External Forcing and Surface Boundary Conditions
12
Simulated Climatic Changes Results of the COHMAP ClimateModel Experiments
24
The North and Equatorial Atlantic at 9000 and 6000 yr BP
90
Holocene Temperature Patterns in the South Atlantic Southern and Pacific Oceans
115
Holocene Vegetation and Climates of Europe
132
Vegetational and Climatic History of the Western Former Soviet Union
165
Holocene Vegetation Lake Levels and Climate of Africa
310
Climatic History of Central and South America since 18000 yr BP Comparison of Pollen Records and Model Simulations
349
Holocene Vegetation and Climate Histories of Alaska
378
Vegetation Lake Levels and Climate in Western Canada during the Holocene
393
Vegetation Lake Levels and Climate in Eastern North America for the Past 18000 Years
407
Climatic Changes in the Western United States since 18000 yr BP
460
Climatic Changes during the Past 18000 Years Regional Syntheses Mechanisms and Causes
504
Epilogue
526

Vegetational LakeLevel and Climatic History of the Near East and Southwest Asia
186
The LateQuaternary Vegetation and Climate of China
213
Climates of Australia and New Guinea since 18000 yr BP
257
Paleovegetation Studies of New Zealands Climate since the Last Glacial Maximum
286

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