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Increasing Australian-Indonesian monsoon rainfall linked to early Holocene sea-level rise

Griffiths, Michael L; Drysdale, Russell N; Gagan, Michael; Zhao, Jian-xin; Ayliffe, Linda; Hellstrom, John Charles; Hantoro, W.S.; Frisia, Silvia; Feng, Y-X; Cartwright, Ian; St. Pierre, E.; Fischer, Mathew J; Suwargadi, Bambang W

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The Australian-Indonesian summer monsoon affects rainfall variability and hence terrestrial productivity in the densely populated tropical Indo-Pacific region. It has been proposed that the main control of summer monsoon precipitation on millennial timescales is local insolation, but unravelling the mechanisms that have influenced monsoon variability and teleconnections has proven difficult, owing to the lack of high-resolution records of past monsoon behaviour. Here we present a precisely...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/50351
Source: Nature Geoscience
DOI: 10.1038/NGEO605

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