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Author Heusser, Calvin J.

Title Ice age southern Andes : a chronicle of paleoecological events / by C.J. Heusser.

Imprint Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2003.


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Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 240 pages) : illustrations, maps
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Developments in Quaternary science, 1571-0866 ; 3
Developments in Quaternary science ; 3. 1571-0866
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 198-234) and index.
Contents Backdrop of botanical exploration -- Physical setting -- Climate -- Glaciation -- Land-sea level relations -- Volcanism -- Vegetation -- Man, megafauna, and fire -- Research methods : approach to the problem of paleoenvironmental reconstruction -- Pollen fallout reflective of vegetation during latest centuries : presettlement and settlement -- Paleoecological sites, cores, and pollen diagrams -- Ice age Southern Andes -- Global connections.
Summary The Southern Andes, stretching from the subtropics to the subantarctic, are ideally located for palaeoenvironmental research. Over the broad and continuous latitudinal extent of the cordillera ( -24°), vegetation is adjusted to climatic gradients and atmospheric circulation patterns. Opposed to the prevailing Southern Westerlies, the Southern Andes are positioned to receive the brunt of the winds, while biota are set to record the shifting of incoming storm systems over time. Sequential, latitudinally-placed, sedimentary deposits containing microfossils and macroremains, as archives of past vegetation and climate, make possible the detection of equatorward and poleward displacement of plant communities and, as a consequence, changes in climatic controls. No terrestrial setting in the Southern Hemisphere is so unique for palaeoenvironmental reconstruction during and since the last ice age. Twenty radiocarbon-dated fossil pollen and spore records chosen to place emphasis on the last ice age include high-resolution, submillennial data sets that also cover the Holocene, thus providing contrast between present interglacial and past glacial ages. From a refined data base, the records constitute the foundation for interpreting factors responsible for vegetation change over>50,000 ¹4C years, glacial-interglacial migration and refugial patterns for a diversity of taxa, and the extent of intrahemispheric and polar hemispheric synchroneity versus asynchroneity.
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Subject Paleoecology -- Pleistocene.
Paleoecology -- Argentina.
Paleoecology -- Chile.
Paleoecology -- Andes Region.
Glacial epoch -- Argentina.
Glacial epoch -- Chile.
Glacial epoch -- Andes Region.
Paléoécologie -- Pléistocène.
Paléoécologie -- Argentine.
Paléoécologie -- Chili.
Époque glaciaire -- Argentine.
Époque glaciaire -- Chili.
NATURE -- Fossils.
NATURE -- Animals -- Dinosaurs & Prehistoric Creatures.
SCIENCE -- Paleontology.
Glacial epoch. (OCoLC)fst00942963
Paleoecology. (OCoLC)fst01051384
Pleistocene Geologic Epoch. (OCoLC)fst01353983
Andes Region. (OCoLC)fst01241744
Argentina. (OCoLC)fst01205614
Chile. (OCoLC)fst01205362
Paleoecologia -- Andes.
Pleistoceno -- Andes.
Chronological Term From 10 thousand to 2 million years ago
Other Form: Print version: Heusser, Calvin J. Ice age southern Andes. 1st ed. Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2003 0444514783 9780444514783 (DLC) 2003049356 (OCoLC)52876938
ISBN 9780444514783
9780080534381 (electronic bk.)
0080534384 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000048129639
AU@ 000062576748
DEBBG BV039831794
DEBBG BV042309039
DEBSZ 367773147
DEBSZ 48243760X
NZ1 12433174
NZ1 15191575

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