Is there a time-transgressive Holocene optimum in the East Asian monsoon area?

Weijian Zhou, Shaohua Song, G. Burr, A. J T Jull, Xuefeng Lu, Huagui Yu, Peng Cheng

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Abstract

We have carried out a multiproxy analysis of high-resolution eutrophic peat/mud, sand dune, and loess/paleosol sequences covering the Holocene period in both southern and northern China, in order to test the hypothesis of a time-transgressive Holocene optimum in the East Asian monsoon area (An et al. 2000). Samples were radiocarbon dated to establish the chronology. Our results indicate that the Holocene optimum occurred between ~10,000-5000 cal yr ago in both southern and northern China, consistent with a global pattern rather than simply a local expression. Our data also support the conclusion that the evolution of Holocene climate in China is consistent with changes in Northern Hemisphere solar radiation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)865-875
Number of pages11
JournalRadiocarbon
Volume49
Issue number2
StatePublished - Nov 2007

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Zhou, W., Song, S., Burr, G., J T Jull, A., Lu, X., Yu, H., & Cheng, P. (2007). Is there a time-transgressive Holocene optimum in the East Asian monsoon area? Radiocarbon, 49(2), 865-875.

Is there a time-transgressive Holocene optimum in the East Asian monsoon area? / Zhou, Weijian; Song, Shaohua; Burr, G.; J T Jull, A.; Lu, Xuefeng; Yu, Huagui; Cheng, Peng.

In: Radiocarbon, Vol. 49, No. 2, 11.2007, p. 865-875.

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Zhou, W, Song, S, Burr, G, J T Jull, A, Lu, X, Yu, H & Cheng, P 2007, 'Is there a time-transgressive Holocene optimum in the East Asian monsoon area?', Radiocarbon, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 865-875.
Zhou W, Song S, Burr G, J T Jull A, Lu X, Yu H et al. Is there a time-transgressive Holocene optimum in the East Asian monsoon area? Radiocarbon. 2007 Nov;49(2):865-875.
Zhou, Weijian ; Song, Shaohua ; Burr, G. ; J T Jull, A. ; Lu, Xuefeng ; Yu, Huagui ; Cheng, Peng. / Is there a time-transgressive Holocene optimum in the East Asian monsoon area?. In: Radiocarbon. 2007 ; Vol. 49, No. 2. pp. 865-875.
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