Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 679–695, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-679-2017
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 9, 679–695, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-9-679-2017
Review article
11 Sep 2017
Review article | 11 Sep 2017

The ACER pollen and charcoal database: a global resource to document vegetation and fire response to abrupt climate changes during the last glacial period

María Fernanda Sánchez Goñi et al.

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The ACER pollen and charcoal database: a global resource to document vegetation and fire response to abrupt climate changes during the last glacial period M. F. Sánchez Goñi, S. Desprat, A.-L. Daniau, F. C. Bassinot, J. M. Polanco-Martínez, S. P. Harrison, J. R. M. Allen, R. S. Anderson, H. Behling, R. Bonnefille, F. Burjachs, J. S. Carrión, R. Cheddadi, J. S. Clark, N. Combourieu-Nebout, C. J. Courtney-Mustaphi, G. H. Debusk, L. M. Dupont, J. M. Finch, W. J. Fletcher, M. Giardini, C. González, W. D. Gosling, L. D. Grigg, E. C. Grimm, R. Hayashi, K. Helmens, L. E. Heusser, T. Hill, G. Hope, B. Huntley, Y. Igarashi, T. Irino, B. Jacobs, G. Jiménez-Moreno, S. Kawai, P. Kershaw, F. Kumon, I. T. Lawson, M.-P. Ledru, A.-M. Lézine, P. M. Liew, D. Magri, R. Marchant, V. Margari, F. E. Mayle, M. McKenzie, P. Moss, S. Müller, U. C. Müller, F. Naughton, R. M. Newnham, T. Oba, R. Pérez-Obiol, R. Pini, C. Ravazzi, K. H. Roucoux, S. M. Rucina, L. Scott, H. Takahara, P. C. Tzedakis, D. H. Urrego, B. van Geel, B. G. Valencia, M. J. Vandergoes, A. Vincens, C. L. Whitlock, D. A. Willard, and M. Yamamoto https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.870867

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The ACER (Abrupt Climate Changes and Environmental Responses) global database includes 93 pollen records from the last glacial period (73–15 ka) plotted against a common chronology; 32 also provide charcoal records. The database allows for the reconstruction of the regional expression, vegetation and fire of past abrupt climate changes that are comparable to those expected in the 21st century. This work is a major contribution to understanding the processes behind rapid climate change.