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Ref ID: 23184
Ref Type: Book Section
Authors: Hastings, P.
Liengsakul, M.
Title: Chronology of the late quaternary climatic changes in Thailand
Date: 1983
Source: Proceedings of the First Symposium on Geomorphology and Quaternary Geology of Thailand, 28-29 October 1983
Place of Publication: Bangkok
Publisher: Department of Mineral Resources, Thailand
Abstract: Evidence consisting of 14C dates and indications of climatic changes in Thailand is reviewed. It is summarized as a chronology of Late Quaternary climatic changes. It is postulated that beginning with 60,000 yrs BP and ending with 30,000 yrs BP the climate was cool and dry. A warm and wet period then prevailed until 20,000 yrs BP. The climate then returned to cool and dry until the Holocene, 11,000 yrs BP, when it again became warm and wet. This chronology is compared with others from the Tropics. The result is that the timing and types of climatic changes in the Tropics is roughly equivalent.
Date Created: 11/7/2011
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