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Bruch, Angela A; Zhilin, Sergey G (2006): Paleoclimate reconstruction from Miocene macroflora in Kazakhstan compiled from various publications. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Bruch, AA; Zhilin, SG (2006): Early Miocene climate of Central Eurasia - Evidence from Aquitanian floras of Kazakhstan. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 248(1-2), 32-48,

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25 datasets (13 fossil leaf and pollen assemblages, 12 quantitative palaeoclimatic datasets) are provided in order to analyse Early Miocene palaeoclimate in Kazakhstan. The rich fossil record in Kazakhstan documents that during the Oligocene and Early Miocene this area in Central Eurasia was densely forested with warm-temperate deciduous trees and shrubs of the so-called "Turgayan flora". 29 fossil floras from 13 localities have been selected for a quantitative analysis of the Aquitanian (early Early Miocene) climate situation in Kazakhstan. The assessed mean annual temperatures generally place around 15 °C, while values of mean annual precipitation are of about 1000 mm. In combination with several other climate parameters estimated (temperatures of warmest and coldest months, precipitation rates of wettest, driest and warmest months), these data reflect uniform climatic conditions over several thousands of square kilometres. Data of temperature parameters show slight spatial differentiations, with generally cooler mean annual temperatures and higher seasonality (i.e. warmer summers and colder winters) in the north-eastern part of the study area compared with the south-western area around Lake Aral. As compared with palaeoclimate estimates for the European and East Asian Aquitanian, the central part of the Eurasian continent reveals evident signals of higher seasonality and slightly increased continentality.
Median Latitude: 47.879200 * Median Longitude: 63.413600 * South-bound Latitude: 45.500000 * West-bound Longitude: 56.230000 * North-bound Latitude: 51.460000 * East-bound Longitude: 85.520000
Akmola * Latitude: 48.810000 * Longitude: 65.680000 * Location: Kazakhstan, Dzhezkazgan District * Campaign: NECLIME_campaign * Device: Outcrop sample (OUTCROP)
Altyn-Shokysu_II ((Central)) * Latitude: 47.610000 * Longitude: 61.140000 * Location: Kazakhstan, Kzyl-Orda District * Campaign: NECLIME_campaign * Device: Outcrop sample (OUTCROP)
Altyn-Shokysu_IV ((East)) * Latitude: 47.630000 * Longitude: 61.250000 * Location: Kazakhstan, Kzyl-Orda District * Campaign: NECLIME_campaign * Device: Outcrop sample (OUTCROP)
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