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The Holocene Climatic Recovery in South-Western Iberia as Recorded in Limestone Tuff Deposits

  • Carlos RibeiroEmail author
  • Pedro Terrinha
  • Antje Voelker
  • António Candeias
  • Lúcia Rosado
  • Paulo Guerreiro
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Data on continental limestone shows that following the cold climate of the Younger Dryas stadial, conditions for carbonate sedimentation settled in south-western Iberia, leading to the development of the Asseca River (Tavira) limestone tuffs. This formation, deposited over a period of ca. 7.5 kyr, preserves a detailed record of the climatic conditions of the area as well as of the vegetation cover.


Holocene Climate South-western Iberia 



This work was supported by the FCT founding to the project HOLOCLIMA (PDTC/CTE-GEX/71298/2006). C. Ribeiro acknowledges the funding provided by the Évora Geophysics Centre, Portugal, under the contract with FCT, PEst-OE/CTE/UI0078/2011.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Carlos Ribeiro
    • 1
    Email author
  • Pedro Terrinha
    • 2
  • Antje Voelker
    • 3
  • António Candeias
    • 4
  • Lúcia Rosado
    • 5
  • Paulo Guerreiro
    • 6
  1. 1.Departamento de Geociências, Centro de Geofísica de ÉvoraUniversidade de ÉvoraÉvoraPortugal
  2. 2.Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera/Instituto D. Luiz–Rua C do AeroportoLisboaPortugal
  3. 3.Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera, Rua C do AeroportoLisboaPortugal
  4. 4.Department of Química, Laboratório Hércules, Centro de Química de ÉvoraUniv. Évora, Palácio do VimiosoÉvoraPortugal
  5. 5.Laboratório Hércules, Centro de Química de ÉvoraUniversidade de Évora, Palácio do VimiosoÉvoraPortugal
  6. 6.Departamento de Geografia, Faculdade de Letras, Centro de Estudos de Geografia e Ordenamento do TerritórioCoimbraPortugal

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