The history and variability of the East Asian paleomonsoon climate
An, ZS
2000-01
Source PublicationQUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS
Volume19Issue:1-5Pages:171-187
SubtypeArticle; Proceedings Paper
AbstractChanges in the East Asian paleomonsoon reflect interactions between the global atmosphere, ocean, land and ice systems, and are also an expression of their combined effect within the boundary conditions imposed by the East Asian continent and solar radiation. The history of the East Asian monsoon is an alternation between dominance by the dry-cold winter and warm-humid summer monsoons. High-resolution eolian sequences preserved in the Chinese Loess Plateau reveal that the East Asian monsoon may have commenced at least 7.2 Ma ago. They also provide evidence indicating that the pulsed uplift of the Tibetan Plateau at about 3.4 and 7.2 Ma may have played an important role in inducing climate change. The palaeoclimatic records of the last glacial cycle show high-frequency variability on time scales of 1000-year or even shorter, and instability of the East Asian paleomonsoon system. The high-frequency variability could be due to a non-linear response to orbital forcing, or a result of the coupling processes between different components of the global system. Cold air activity in northern high latitudes, the trans-equatorial air streams from the Southern Hemisphere and, possibly, ENSO may have played an important role in East Asian monsoon variability. The synchroneity of all the palaeoclimatic events along the polar-equator-polar (PEP) transect is still an open question. Correlation of limited palaeoclimatic records for the last 30 kyr obtained from East Asia and Australia suggests that the trans-equatorial air streams driven by the monsoon and trade winds may have had an influence on opposite hemispheres. (C) 1999 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
Subject AreaPhysical Geography ; Geology
DOI10.1016/S0277-3791(99)00060-8
WOS KeywordCHINESE LOESS PLATEAU ; LAST 130,000 YEARS ; NORTH-ATLANTIC ; MONSOON CLIMATE ; SUMMER MONSOON ; GREENLAND ICE ; YOUNGER DRYAS ; MAGNETIC-SUSCEPTIBILITY ; GLOBAL CLIMATE ; LAKE EVOLUTION
Indexed BySCI ; SCIE
Language英语
WOS Research AreaGeography, Physical ; Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
WOS IDWOS:000084425500012
PublisherPERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.ieecas.cn/handle/361006/11825
Collection黄土与第四纪地质国家重点实验室(1985-2004)
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An, ZS. The history and variability of the East Asian paleomonsoon climate[J]. QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS,2000,19(1-5):171-187.
APA An, ZS.(2000).The history and variability of the East Asian paleomonsoon climate.QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS,19(1-5),171-187.
MLA An, ZS."The history and variability of the East Asian paleomonsoon climate".QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS 19.1-5(2000):171-187.
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