Pollen abundance in Late Quaternary sediment cores off West Africa, supplement to: Rossignol-Strick, Martine; Duzer, Daniele (1979): Late Quaternary pollen and dinoflagellate cysts in marine cores off West Africa. Meteor Forschungsergebnisse, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, Reihe C Geologie und Geophysik, Gebrüder Bornträger, Berlin, Stuttgart, C30, 1-14


The pollen record of three marine late Quaternary cores off Senegal shows a juxtaposition of Mediterranean, Northern Saharan, Central Saharan elements, which are considered transported by the trade winds from a winter-rainfall area, and Sahelian, Soudanese, Soudano-Guinean elements, considered transported both by winds and mostly by the Senegal River, and coming from the monsoonal, summer tropical rainfall area of southern West Africa. Littoral vegetation is either the edaphically dry and saline Chenopodiaceae from sebkhas at the time of the main regression, or the warm tropical humid mangrove with Rhizophora during the humid optimum period.

DOI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.548465
Metadata Access http://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite3&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.548465
Creator Duzer, Daniele;Rossignol-Strick, Martine
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 1979
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC-BY)
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Collection of Datasets
Format application/zip
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (15N-16N,18W-17W)
Temporal Point 1971-01-01T11:59:59Z