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Strengthened East Asian summer monsoons during a period of high-latitude warmth? Isotopic evidence from Mio-Pliocene fossil mammals and soil carbonates from northern China

Passey, Ben; Ayliffe, Linda; Kaakinen, Anu; Zhang, Zhaoqun; Eronen, Jussi; Zhu, Yanming; Zhou, Luping; Cerling, Thure; Fortelius, Mikael


The East Asian monsoons have fluctuated in concert with high-latitude warmth during the past several hundred thousand years, with humid summer monsoon-dominant climates characterizing warm intervals, including interglacials and interstadials, and arid winter monsoon-dominant climates characterizing cool intervals, including glacials and stadials. Of the states comprising the mid-Pleistocene to recent climatic regime, interglacials are most similar in terms of high latitude ice volumes and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Earth and Planetary Science Letters
DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2008.11.008


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