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Table 6 Temperature and precipitation conditions during the Younger Dryas

From: The response of the hydrological cycle to temperature changes in recent and distant climatic history

Study site Hemisphere Zone Period T P Citation(s)
Global NH/SH 0 13–11.7 Cold Dry Hodell et al. (2008)
Mayewski et al. (1993)
Mayewski and Bender (1995) Fairbanks (1990)
N. Hemisphere NH H-L 13–11.7 Cold 0 Gagan et al. (2000)
N. Hemisphere NH 0 13–11.7 0 Dry Dahl and Nesje (1992)
Fawcett et al. (1997)
Hughen et al. (2000), Starkel (1991)
Velichko et al. (2002)
Tropics NH/SH L-L 13–11.7 Warm 0 Gagan et al. (2000)
Norwegian Sea NH H-L 13–11.7 Cold 0 Karpuz and Jansen (1992)
N. America NH M-L 13–11.7 0 Dry Carlson (2013)
(Northern part)       Dorale et al. (2010)
N. America NH M-L 13–11.7 0 Wet Grimm et al. (2006)
(Southern part)       Voelker et al. (2015) Renssen et al. (2001)
Central & Southern NH M-L 13–11.7 0 Wet Polyak et al. (2004)
N. America       Wagner et al. (2010)
N. America (Central) NH M-L 13–11.7 Warm Wet Renssen (2020)
W. Europe NH M-L 13–11.7 Cold 0 Go´slar et al. (1995)
W. Europe NH M-L 12–12.2 Warm Wet Rach et al. (2014)
Central Europe NH M-L 13–11.7 0 Wet Magny (2001)
Kaiser and Clausen (2005) Weber et al. (2011)
Isarin and Bohncke (1999)
S. Europe NH M-L 18–10 0 Wet Paterne et al. (1999)
N. Tropical Andes SH M-L 13–11.7 0 Dry Stansell et al. (2010)
S. Tropical Andes SH M-L 13–11.7 0 Wet Stansell et al. (2010)
Tropical S. America SH L-L 13–11.7 0 Dry Maslin and Burns (2000)
Bolivia & Peru SH L-L 13–11.7 0 Wet Baker et al. (2001)
Poland NH M-L 13–11.7 Cold 0 Go´slar et al. (1995)
Poland NH M-L 13–11.7 0 Wet Rotnicki (1991)
Netherlands NH M-L 13–11.7 0 Wet Bos et al. (2006)
Venezuela NH L-L 13–11.7 Cold Dry Stansell et al. (2010)
E. Beringia NH M-L 13–11.7 Cold 0 Fritz et al. (2012)
N. Scotland NH M-L 13–11.7 0 Wet Lukas and Bradwell (2010)
Aegean Sea NH M-L 13–11.7 Cold 0 Kotthoff et al. (2011)
Central Greenland NH H-L 13–11.7 Cold 0 Johnsen et al. (1995)
  1. NH: Northern Hemisphere, SH: Southern Hemisphere, H-L: High-latitudes, M-L: Mid-latitudes, L-L: Low-latitudes. Period units are in ka BP and average age uncertainty is ± 0.5 ka