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Latest Pleistocene and Holocene vegetation and climate history inferred from an alpine lacustrine record, northwestern Yunnan Province, southwestern China

Xiao, Xiayun; Shen, Ji; Yang, Xiangdong; Han, Yong; Zhang, Enlou; Wang, Sumin; Haberle, Simon


Reconstructing past changes of the summer monsoon in southwestern China is key to understanding the paleoclimatic dynamics of the Indian summer monsoon (southwest monsoon), a major tropical system with impacts beyond the region. High-resolution pollen and conifer stoma data are presented from a sediment core (Tiancai Lake), located just below treeline in the Hengduan Mountains, northwestern Yunnan Province of China. These data record changes in vegetation and climate for the latest Pleistocene...[Show more]

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Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary Science Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2013.12.023


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