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THE EVOLUTION OF CLIMATE AND LANDSCAPES OF THE LOWER VOLGA REGION DURING THE HOLOCENE

https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2010-3-2-78-97

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The results of the palynological analysis and 14C dating of the most complete sequences of the Holocene sediments were used for a detailed reconstruction of multi-cyclic alternations of climate phases and zonal and intrazonal plant formations that were taking place the Lower Volga region during the last ten thousand years. Twenty-six phases in evolution of the natural environment during the Holocene were distinguished. Landscape-climatic characteristics and chronological boundaries were identified for these phases. Reconstructed paleoclimatic stages were correlated to the Holocene transgressions and regressions in the Caspian Sea region. The model developed for periodization of climatic events may serve as a climato-stratigraphical framework for future paleogeographical studies of the Holocene in the Northern Caspian region.

About the Authors

Nataliya Bolikhovskaya

Russian Federation
DSc., Leading Researcher, Faculty of Geography, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University



Nikolay Kasimov

Russian Federation
Academician of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Head of the Department of Landscape Geochemistry and Soil Geography, M.V. Lomonosov Moscow State University


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Bolikhovskaya N., Kasimov N. THE EVOLUTION OF CLIMATE AND LANDSCAPES OF THE LOWER VOLGA REGION DURING THE HOLOCENE. GEOGRAPHY, ENVIRONMENT, SUSTAINABILITY. 2010;3(2):78-97. https://doi.org/10.24057/2071-9388-2010-3-2-78-97

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