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Evidence for Asian summer monsoon precipitation instability of the Younger Dryas phase

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The loess and desert transitional zone of China responses sensitively to the Asian monsoon fluctuations. A high resolution loess-dust and aeolian sand-paleosols section records the climatic history of the Younger Dryas. Based upon AMS 14C dating of pollen concentrates and proxy climate indices including magnetic susceptibility, organic carbon content and grain size, it is demonstrated that the Asian monsoon climate manifests not only cooling as in other regions of the Northern Hemisphere, but also unusual oscillations in precipitation which were probably associated with atmospheric interactions between both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and atmospheric pressure anomalies of topic Pacific Ocean (ENSO).

Publication Date


  • 1999

Citation


  • Zhou, J., Zhou, W., Chen, H., Xue, X., & Nanson, G. (1999). Evidence for Asian summer monsoon precipitation instability of the Younger Dryas phase. Chinese Science Bulletin, 44(9), 849-852. doi:10.1007/BF02885035

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0000010438

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 849

End Page


  • 852

Volume


  • 44

Issue


  • 9

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • The loess and desert transitional zone of China responses sensitively to the Asian monsoon fluctuations. A high resolution loess-dust and aeolian sand-paleosols section records the climatic history of the Younger Dryas. Based upon AMS 14C dating of pollen concentrates and proxy climate indices including magnetic susceptibility, organic carbon content and grain size, it is demonstrated that the Asian monsoon climate manifests not only cooling as in other regions of the Northern Hemisphere, but also unusual oscillations in precipitation which were probably associated with atmospheric interactions between both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres and atmospheric pressure anomalies of topic Pacific Ocean (ENSO).

Publication Date


  • 1999

Citation


  • Zhou, J., Zhou, W., Chen, H., Xue, X., & Nanson, G. (1999). Evidence for Asian summer monsoon precipitation instability of the Younger Dryas phase. Chinese Science Bulletin, 44(9), 849-852. doi:10.1007/BF02885035

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-0000010438

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 849

End Page


  • 852

Volume


  • 44

Issue


  • 9

Place Of Publication