A terrestrial record of Last Interglacial climate preserved by voluminous debris avalanche inundation in Taranaki, New Zealand

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dc.contributor.author Newnham, R en
dc.contributor.author Alloway, Brent en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-08-11T00:54:52Z en
dc.date.available 2003-12-06 en
dc.date.issued 2004-03 en
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Quaternary Science, 19(3):299-314 Mar 2004 en
dc.identifier.issn 0267-8179 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/35023 en
dc.description.abstract At Airedale Reef, western North Island, New Zealand, a ca. 4 m thick volcanogenic debris avalanche deposit has facilitated the preservation of an enveloping sequence of peats with interbedded andesitic tephras spanning marine isotope (MIS) 5. The sequence closely overlies a wave-cut terrace correlated to MIS 5e and, in turn, is overlain by andic beds with tephra interbeds including the Rotoehu and Kawakawa tephras deposited during early MIS 3 and mid-MIS 2, respectively. Pollen analysis of the organic sequence shows a coherent pattern of fluctuating climate for the Last Interglacial–Last Glacial transition that corresponds with marine isotope stratigraphy and supports the contention that orbital variations were a primary factor in late Quaternary southern mid-latitude climate change. A five-stage subdivision of MIS 5 is clearly recognised, with marine isotope substage (MISS) 5b drier than MISS 5d, and the cooling transition from 5a to MIS 4 also may have been comparatively dry and characterised by natural fire, perhaps associated with volcanism. Several other examples of volcanic impact on vegetation and the landscape are evident. The Airedale Reef sequence exhibits strong similarities with fragmentary MIS 5 pollen records preserved elsewhere in New Zealand and enables the proxy record of southern mid-latitude climatic variability during the Last Interglacial–Glacial cycle to be extended. en
dc.language English en
dc.publisher John Wiley & Sons, Ltd en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of Quaternary Science en
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dc.title A terrestrial record of Last Interglacial climate preserved by voluminous debris avalanche inundation in Taranaki, New Zealand en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1002/jqs.834 en
pubs.issue 3 en
pubs.begin-page 299 en
pubs.volume 19 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd en
pubs.author-url http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jqs.834/abstract en
pubs.end-page 314 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 629140 en
dc.identifier.eissn 1099-1417 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-08-11 en
pubs.online-publication-date 2004-04-07 en

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