Seasonal temperatures in Britain during the past 22,000 years reconstructed using beetle remains

T. C. Atkinson, K. R. Briffa, G. R. Coope

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Abstract

Seasonal and mean annual temperatures can be reconstructed from radiocarbon-dated beetle remains to yield a synthesis of the palaeoclimatic history of Britain over the last 22,000 years. The reconstructions agree well with independent evidence from periglacial features and provide a detailed picture of the glacial to interglacial transition 14,500–9,000 years ago.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)587-592
Number of pages6
JournalNature
Volume325
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1987

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