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Extreme aridification since the beginning of the Pliocene in the TarimBasin, western China
Sun,JM(Sun,Jimin)1,2; Liu,WG(Liu,Weiguo)4; Liu,ZH(Liu,Zhonghui)5; Deng,T(Deng,Tao)2,3; Windley, BF(Windley,Brian F)7; Fu,BH(Fu,Bihong)8; Sun,Jimin
2017-11-01
Source PublicationPalaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
Volume485Issue:2017Pages:189-200
Subtype期刊论文
AbstractMid-latitude Central Asia is characterized by an extreme arid landscape. Among the Central Asian deserts, the Taklimakan Desert is the largest shifting sand desert which is located in the rain shadow of the Tibetan Plateau and of the other central Asian high mountains. The formation of this desert is important for placing widespread aridification into a regional tectonic context at the western end of the Himalayan-Tibetan orogen. However, there still exists considerable controversy regarding the timing of desert formation, thus impeding our understanding of the climatic effects of the Tibetan uplift and regional environmental changes. Here we report new biostratigraphic age control and multiple high-resolution climatic records from the center of the Taklimakan Desert. Our results reveal dramatic environmental changes at ~ 5 Ma, suggesting that an extremely dry climate has prevailed since the beginning of the Pliocene, which is consistent with findings from a high-resolution borehole record about 670 km to the east in the same basin. The two records combined demonstrate that an extremely dry environment prevailed in the entire Tarim Basin from approximately 5 Ma. This was related to the reduced transport of water vapor by westerlies in response to the retreat of the Paratethys Ocean driven by global climatic cooling, and the closed oceanic water-vapor pathway between the Pamir and the Tian Shan ranges driven by the ongoing India-Eurasia collision.
KeywordTarim Basin Western China Taklimakan Desert Late Cenozoic Aridification
DOI10.1016/j.palaeo.2017.06.012
Indexed BySCI
Project Number41290251 ; 41672168 ; XDB03020500 ; 2013CB956400
Language英语
Funding OrganizationNational Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; “Strategic Priority Research Program” of the Chinese Academy of Sciences ; “Strategic Priority Research Program” of the Chinese Academy of Sciences ; National Basic Research Program of China ; National Basic Research Program of China
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Identifierhttp://ir.ieecas.cn/handle/361006/5596
Collection加速器质谱中心
Corresponding AuthorSun,Jimin
Affiliation1.Key Laboratory of Cenozoic Geology and Environment, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100029, China
2.Chinese Academy Science Center for Excellence in Tibetan Plateau Earth Sciences, China
3.University of Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China
4.Institute of Earth Environment, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Xi'an, China
5.Department of Earth Sciences, The University of Hong Kong, HK, China
6.Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100044, China
7.Department of Geology, University of Leicester, Leicester LEI 7RH, UK
8.Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100094, China
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Sun,JM,Liu,WG,Liu,ZH,et al. Extreme aridification since the beginning of the Pliocene in the TarimBasin, western China[J]. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology,2017,485(2017):189-200.
APA Sun,JM.,Liu,WG.,Liu,ZH.,Deng,T.,Windley, BF.,...&Sun,Jimin.(2017).Extreme aridification since the beginning of the Pliocene in the TarimBasin, western China.Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology,485(2017),189-200.
MLA Sun,JM,et al."Extreme aridification since the beginning of the Pliocene in the TarimBasin, western China".Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 485.2017(2017):189-200.
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