Diagnostic For Mid-Holocene Precipitation Over Northern Africa

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Abstract: Pollen evidence indicates that grassland and xerophytic woodland/scrubland
occurred in ares of northern Africa characterised by desert today during the
mid-Holocene (Jolly et al., 1998a, 1998b). Mid-Holocene pollen assemblages for
sites south of 23° N do not contain taxa with desert affinities (Dominique
Jolly, unpublished analyses), indicating that the region south of 23° N was
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 35.0   S: 15.0   E: 45.0   W: -20.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Joussaume et al.
Dataset Title: Diagnostic For Mid-Holocene Precipitation Over Northern Africa
Dataset Series Name: Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project (PMIP) Phase II
Dataset Release Place: France
Dataset Publisher: PMIP 2
Online Resource: http://www-lsce.cea.fr/pmip2/synth/diagmhprna.shtml
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 6000 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
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Use Constraints If you wish to use these data as a diagnostic, please cite Joussaume et al.
(1999) as the first application, and the following website
http://www.bridge.bris.ac.uk/pmip2/synth/index.htm as the source.
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Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://pmip.lsce.ipsl.fr/

Data Center Personnel
Email: sjpmip at lsce.saclay.cea.fr
Distribution Media: online
Distribution Format: pdf, excel
Fees: none
Email: sjpmip at lsce.saclay.cea.fr
Jolly, D., Harrison, S. P., Damnati, B., and Bonnefille, R. (1998a). Simulated climate and biomes of Africa during the Late Quaternary: Comparison with pollen and lake status data. Quaternary Science Reviews 17(6-7), 629-657.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-09-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-09-26
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