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Sediments Along Yucatán Peninsula Coast, Mexico

18.6N 91.5W

April 15th, 2013 Category: Climate Change, Sediments

Mexico – April 7th, 2013

Sediments frame the western coast of the Yucatán Peninsula, particularly near the Términos Lagoon. Scientists studying climate change scenarios for the region have reported temperature increases for all possible scenarios as well as a significant decrease in precipitation for some territories and an increase for others. Some results of this analysis are highly worrisome for the region due to the following: 1) radical changes in climate distribution and 2) increase in the surface space of arid zones (click here for more information).

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