Bush, Mark B. and Gosling, William D.
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Research over the past few decades has illuminated the dynamic nature of tropical palaeoclimates and the important role that the tropics played in global climate patters. Increasingly, the realization has grown that climate changes at high latitudes cannot simply be extrapolated into tropical regions. Rather, the tropics have sometimes led the changes or have responded to them differently when compared with their high latitude counterparts. Similarly, the tropics, spanning 46° of latitude in two hemispheres on three continents, do not respond uniformly to a given forcing. In this chapter we review evidence from the last glacial maximum (defined in the high latitude northern hemisphere) to modern, and consider features of environmental change ranging from climatic variability to extinction of megafauna.
|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Copyright Holders:||2012 Mark B. Bush, 2012 William D. Gosling|
|Keywords:||environmental change; tropics; humid; monsoon; last deglaciation; tropical glaciers; sea level; lowlands; continental interior; Holocene; millennial scale change; neotropics; palaeotropics; tropical Australia; submillennial scale oscillations; Indian monsoon; Asian monsoon; Intertropical Convergence Zone; ITCZ; Solar cycles; human impacts; fire; megafaunal extinctions; agricultural impacts|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems|
|Interdisciplinary Research Centre:||OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
|Depositing User:||William Gosling|
|Date Deposited:||16 Apr 2012 08:39|
|Last Modified:||16 Nov 2012 16:37|
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