Twelve. Climate Variation in Amazonia during the Neogene and the Quaternary

  1. C. Hoorn2 and
  2. F. P. Wesselingh3
  1. Hubert B. Vonhof and
  2. Ron J.G. Kaandorp

Published Online: 1 JUL 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444306408.ch12

Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past

Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past

How to Cite

Vonhof, H. B. and Kaandorp, R. J.G. (2009) Climate Variation in Amazonia during the Neogene and the Quaternary, in Amazonia: Landscape and Species Evolution: A look into the past (eds C. Hoorn and F. P. Wesselingh), Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444306408.ch12

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Institute for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Analysis, University of Amsterdam, Kruislaan 318, 1098 SM Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  2. 3

    Museum of Natural History, P.O. Box 9517, Darwinweg 2, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands

Author Information

  1. Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Faculty of Earth, and Life Sciences, Dept of Sedimentology and Marine Geology, De Boelelaan 1085, 1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JUL 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405181136

Online ISBN: 9781444306408

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Keywords:

  • Amazonian climate, past and present;
  • climate variation in Amazonia during Neogene and Quaternary;
  • climate, factors in Amazonian landscape and biodiversity development;
  • solar insolation and Inter-Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) - deep atmospheric convection, with prolific rainfall;
  • quaternary climate evolution of Amazonia - glacial-interglacial variation;
  • glacial-interglacial variation of Amazonian climate and temperature and rainfall variation;
  • Milankovitch-forced insolation changes;
  • climate variability of Neogene Amazonia;
  • Miocene seasonality - as in shells from Peruvian Pebas Formation;
  • quaternary glacial-interglacial variability and Milankovitch-forced solar insolation variation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Climate of Amazonia: seasonality

  • Climate of Amazonia: interannual variation

  • Quaternary climate evolution of Amazonia: glacial-interglacial variation

  • Amazonian climate in the Neogene

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References