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East African monsoon variability since the last glacial

Wolff, C. (2012): East African monsoon variability since the last glacial, PhD Thesis, (Scientific Technical Report  ; 12/17), Potsdam : Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum GFZ, iii, 74, [6] S. p.

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Wolff ,  Christian
5.2 Climate Dynamics and Landscape Evolution , 5.0 Earth Surface Processes, Departments, GFZ Publication Database, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum;
Scientific Technical Report STR, Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum;

This thesis is organized as a “cumulative thesis” and consists of a series of six chapters (without references and appendix). Chapters 2-5 consist of four individual manuscripts to be published in international peer-reviewed scientific journals. Two manuscripts (chapters 3 and 4) have been already accepted while the other two manuscripts (chapters 2 and 5) have been either submitted or are supposed to be submitted. An outline of each chapter and the contributions of the individual coauthors are provided below. The structure of the thesis (chapter 2-5) is arranged in terms of sample resolution. Chapter 2 focuses on data in monthly resolution via a monthly cleared sediment trap. Chapter 3 is based on annual resolutions, while chapter 4 and 5 discuss data at decadal resolution. Presenting data on different time scales improves the integration of seasonal information in data at millennial time scale and, thus the understanding of seasonal climatic related questions such as seasonality extremes.