Reconstructing Past Climate Signals of northern Mozambique using Giant Corals

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

- Cabo Delgado;
- Nampula

Little is known about what drives climate in eastern Africa, links to large scale climate oscillations like ENSO or the PDO have only been suggested. Tropical corals have been shown to record past rainfall variability as they grow and coral based rainfall reconstructions extend up to a few hundred years. Here we examine four coral cores spanning up to 100 years from northern Mozambique. The annual averages of their luminescence G/B records were all significantly correlated with the exception of one relationship. A coral composite record was constructed which shows a correlation with rainfall data once the 1 year moving median was removed.

- Inglês

- Nenhuma restrição

- Biodiversidade Marinha

- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias

- Alterações Climáticas e Biodiversidade

- Parque Nacional das Qurimbas;
- Área de Protecção Ambiental das Ilhas Primeiras e Segundas