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Chinese Science Bulletin

, Volume 44, Issue 3, pp 284–285 | Cite as

Rapid oscillations of Chinese monsoon climate since the last deglaciation and its comparison with GISP2 record

  • Jianmin Wang
  • Qi Shi
  • Fahu Chen
  • Dunsheng Xia
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Abstract

The geographic extent of the climate oscillations during the last deglaciation is an open question in the world. Here a high resolution climate record from a 16 000 C-14 a loess sequence in the northwestern margin of the Chinese Loess Plateau is reported. Comparison with GISP2 record shows that all major climate oscillation (e. g. Oldest Dryas/ Boiling/ Older Dryas/ Allerod/ Younger Dryas) in the North Atlantic region also registered in the record. In addition, the sequence also contains some other distinctive strengthened winter monsoon periods. It is suggested that a coupling mechanism operate between the two areas, and climate oscillations in the North Atlantic region may not be a local phenomenon.

Keywords

last deglaciation loess record monsoon cliamte 

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© Science in China Press 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jianmin Wang
    • 1
  • Qi Shi
    • 1
  • Fahu Chen
    • 1
  • Dunsheng Xia
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of GeographyLanzhou UniversityLanzhouChina

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