Was evaporation lower during the last glacial maximum?

Larsen, Joshua R. (2011) Was evaporation lower during the last glacial maximum?. Quaternary Australasia, 28 1: 11-13.

Author Larsen, Joshua R.
Title Was evaporation lower during the last glacial maximum?
Journal name Quaternary Australasia
ISSN 0811-0433
Publication date 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 28
Issue 1
Start page 11
End page 13
Total pages 3
Place of publication Ballarat, VIC Australia
Publisher Australasian Quarternary Association
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted abstract
A critical aspect of the water balance in Australian palaeoclimatic studies is evaporation. During the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), lower temperatures have been assumed to facilitate lower evaporation, which in turn is used to explain anonymously ‘wet’ hydrological conditions within many fluvial and lacustrine records from this time. Here, the evidence for this relationship
is briefly reviewed, and examples from modern climates are given to argue for a revision of the role of evaporation in LGM hydrological balances throughout Australia.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Geography, Planning and Environmental Management Publications
 
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