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Equatorial Africa 40 KYr Precipitation Reconstructions from WDC/Paleoclimatology
Entry ID: NOAA_NGDC_EQAFRICA_PRECIP

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Summary
Abstract: "Paleoclimatic estimates of mean annual rainfall in the equatorial
highlands of Central East Africa have been established for the last 40
kyr. The values are inferred from nine fossil pollen sequences,
collected from six peat bogs located between 2S and 4S latitude, in
the forest belt, from 1800 to 2240 m a.s.l. The transformation of
pollen data into climatic parameters is achieved by the best ... View entire text
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Description: Abstract and documentation including access to data files.
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -2.0   S: -4.0   E: 30.0   W: 28.0
Min Altitude: -1800 MAL Max Altitude: -2400 MAL

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Bonnefille, R. and F. Chalie'
Dataset Title: Equatorial Africa 40 KYr Precipitation Reconstructions
Dataset Release Date: March 2001
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
Issue Identification: Data Contribution Series #2001-028
Other Citation Details: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology Data Contribution Series #2001-028
Online Resource: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/pubs/bonnefille2000/bonnefille2000.html
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 40,000 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
Chrono Unit:
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/

Data Center Personnel
Name: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
NOAA/NCDC Code E/GCx3
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: online ftp
Distribution Format: ascii, Excel spreadsheets
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 33(0) 4 42 97 1586
Fax: 33(0) 4 42 97 1595
Email: bonnefille at cerege.fr
Contact Address:
CNRS CEREGE B.P. 80
Province or State: Aix-en-Provence cedex 04
Postal Code: 13545
Country: France
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Publications/References
Bonnefille, R. and F. Chalie', 2000, Pollen-inferred precipitation
time-series from equatorial mountains, Africa, the last 40 kyr BP.
Global and Planetary Change, v.26, pp 25-50, November 2000.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2001-12-03
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27


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