Climate seesaw at the end of the last glacial phase

EarthzineEarth Observation, Oceans

(GFZ GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam, Helmholtz Centre) A change in precipitation at one location may be caused by changes on the other side of the planet. An international team with the participation of the GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences now investigated Japanese lake sediments to decipher the interplay between local climate changes on the northern hemisphere about 12,000 years ago. Their results published as Nature Scientific Report show that a regional warming in Europe caused a cooling and an increase in snowfall in East Asia.