Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences

, Volume 41, Issue 1, pp 28–34 | Cite as

Late Quaternary eolian records in the northwest Pacific with glacial cycles: a comparison

  • Wang Huizhong 
  • Zhao Quanhong 
  • Yu Lizhong 
  • Zhang Weiguo 


Two deep-sea cores in the northwest Pacific have been analysed for sedimentology, mineralogy and environmental magnetism. The results show that after eliminating the interference from volcanism, several proxies such as quartz content, mass susceptibility and anhysteretic magnetic remanence can be used to indicate the eolian deposit from East Asia, and provide information on paleo-atmospheric circulation. A comparison of eolian record in Cure RC10-175 with its oxygen isotopic curve has revealed that the peaks of eolian accumulation occurred at the climatic “optimum” of the Holocene and the last interglaciation, showing the fairly complex nonlinear relationship between continental/pelagic eolian records and the global glacial cycles as well as within the climatic and environmental system.


elagic eolian record glacial cycles nonlinear relation East Asia northwest Pacific 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wang Huizhong 
    • 1
  • Zhao Quanhong 
    • 1
  • Yu Lizhong 
    • 2
  • Zhang Weiguo 
    • 2
  1. 1.Marine Geological LaboratoryTongji UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.State Key Laboratory of Estuarine and Coastal ResearchEast China Normal UniversityShanghaChina

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