High-resolution multi-proxy climate records from Chinese loess: evidence for rapid climatic changes over the last 75 kyr

High-resolution multi-proxy climate records from Chinese loess: evidence for rapid climatic... The loess/paleosol sequence in loess layer L1 (Malan Loess) is investigated in three regions of the Western Chinese Loess Plateau. Nine pedogenic layers are found in L1 and three proxy climate indices, magnetic susceptibility (MS), grain size (GS) and CaCO 3 content, are measured at intervals of 0.2 kyr in order to recover records of monsoon climate variations. Time series of MS, GS and CaCO 3 content document the high resolution history of summer and winter monsoon climate variations over the last 75 kyr. The records show a high degree of similarity to the warm interstadials recorded in ice cores from Greenland and the Antarctic, and with Heinrich events in the North Atlantic, during the last glacial cycle. Bond cycles are also recorded by the Chinese loess records. Overall, our results indicate that numerous rapid changes in climate occurred in China during the last glacial cycle, but that the range of climate variations was smaller than recorded in Greenland. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png "Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology" Elsevier

High-resolution multi-proxy climate records from Chinese loess: evidence for rapid climatic changes over the last 75 kyr

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0031-0182
eISSN
1872-616X
DOI
10.1016/S0031-0182(96)00149-6
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Abstract

The loess/paleosol sequence in loess layer L1 (Malan Loess) is investigated in three regions of the Western Chinese Loess Plateau. Nine pedogenic layers are found in L1 and three proxy climate indices, magnetic susceptibility (MS), grain size (GS) and CaCO 3 content, are measured at intervals of 0.2 kyr in order to recover records of monsoon climate variations. Time series of MS, GS and CaCO 3 content document the high resolution history of summer and winter monsoon climate variations over the last 75 kyr. The records show a high degree of similarity to the warm interstadials recorded in ice cores from Greenland and the Antarctic, and with Heinrich events in the North Atlantic, during the last glacial cycle. Bond cycles are also recorded by the Chinese loess records. Overall, our results indicate that numerous rapid changes in climate occurred in China during the last glacial cycle, but that the range of climate variations was smaller than recorded in Greenland.

Journal

"Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology"Elsevier

Published: May 1, 1997

References

  • Late Quaternary monsoon pattern on the Loess Plateau of China
    Li, J.J.; Feng, Z.D.; Tang, L.Y.

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