South American lake paleo-records across the Pampean Region

Authors
Garcia Rodriguez, Felipe; Piovano, Eduardo Luis; del Puerto, Laura; Inda, Hugo; Stutz, Silvina Maria; Bracco, Roberto; Panario, Daniel; Cordoba, Francisco Elizalde; Sylvestre, Florence; Ariztegui, Daniel
Publication Year
2009
Language
English
Format
article
Status
Published version
Description
Although paleolimnological studies in the Argentinean and Uruguayan Pampas are relatively incipient, they have already provided critical information on the regional response of aquatic systems to climate variability. The combined results of these research initiatives highlight the key role Figure 2: Conceptual paleolimnological model displaying the relationship between trophic development of Uruguayan lakes (purple line), climate change in the region (black line) and Holocene sea-level curves (colored lines) observed in Uruguayan lakes. Temperature and humidity curves were reconstructed from opal phytolith data (Bracco et al., 2005; Inda et al., 2006; del Puerto et al., 2006; 2008; 2009). Sea level curves reconstructed from stratigraphical and topographical data. 117 PAGES news ? Vol 17 ? No 3 ? October 2009 Science Highlights: Paleolimnology of the subtropical region of South America (i.e., the transition between the tropics and the extra tropics) in deciphering the forcing factors of past changes in atmospheric circulation. Both Argentinean and Uruguayan Holocene paleolimnological records indicate similar paleoclimatic trends, i.e. dominant dry conditions were observed during cold phases, whereas wet conditions prevailed during warm climatic phases. To our knowledge, this is the first attempt to integrate paleoclimatic data for the whole Pampean region. In addition, our results underscore the need to reinforce paleoclimate research at mid-latitudes in South America, in an attempt to fully appreciate natural climate variability beyond the instrumental record, as well as to design new strategies for the sustainable development of ecosystems and natural resources.
Fil: Garcia Rodriguez, Felipe. Universidad de la República; Uruguay
Fil: Piovano, Eduardo Luis. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Córdoba. Centro de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Tierra. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas Físicas y Naturales. Centro de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Tierra; Argentina
Fil: del Puerto, Laura. Universidad de la República; Uruguay
Fil: Inda, Hugo. Universidad de la República; Uruguay
Fil: Stutz, Silvina Maria. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Mar del Plata. Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras. Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata. Facultad de Ciencia Exactas y Naturales. Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas y Costeras; Argentina
Fil: Bracco, Roberto. Universidad de la República; Uruguay
Fil: Panario, Daniel. Universidad de la República; Uruguay
Fil: Cordoba, Francisco Elizalde. Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas. Centro Científico Tecnológico Conicet - Córdoba. Centro de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Tierra. Universidad Nacional de Córdoba. Facultad de Ciencias Exactas Físicas y Naturales. Centro de Investigaciones en Ciencias de la Tierra; Argentina
Fil: Sylvestre, Florence. Aix-Marseille University; Francia
Fil: Ariztegui, Daniel. Universidad de Ginebra; Suiza
Subject
PALEOLIMNOLOGY
HIDROCLIMATIC CANGE
SESA
Meteorología y Ciencias Atmosféricas
Ciencias de la Tierra y relacionadas con el Medio Ambiente
CIENCIAS NATURALES Y EXACTAS
Access level
Open access
License
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/ar/
Repository
CONICET Digital (CONICET)
Institution
Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas
OAI Identifier
oai:ri.conicet.gov.ar:11336/55609