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Nd and Sr isotopic characteristics of Chinese deserts: Implications for the provenances of Asian dust
Silicate Nd–Sr isotopes of the fine-grained fractions of the 10 major deserts and sandy lands in North China and the loess in Chinese Loess Plateau were systematically investigated. Wide ranges inExpand
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Bimodal grain-size distribution of Chinese loess, and its palaeoclimatic implications
Grain-size analysis indicates that Chinese loess generally shows a bimodal distribution with a coarse and a fine component. The coarse component, comprising the main part of the loess, has pronouncedExpand
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Lower temperature as the main cause of C4 plant declines during the glacial periods on the Chinese Loess Plateau
The distribution of C3 and C4 plants changed in regionally contrasting ways during the last glacial period. C4 plant expansion in low-latitude Africa and America coincided with C4 plant decreases inExpand
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Grain-size and accumulation rate records from Late Cenozoic aeolian sequences in northern China: Implications for variations in the East Asian winter monsoon and westerly atmospheric circulation
We attempt to reconstruct the history of westerly and monsoonal circulations in northern China using variations in sediment grain-size and accumulation rate at four loess sections in the centralExpand
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Holocene climate changes over the desert/loess transition of north-central China
A 2-m trench section at the desert/loess transition of north-central China was analyzed at 2-cm intervals for grain-size distribution (Md, μm) and total organic carbon (TOC, %). AMS 14C time seriesExpand
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Dune mobility and aridity at the desert margin of northern China at a time of peak monsoon strength
Wind-blown sands were mobile at many sites along the desert margin in northern China during the early Holocene (11.5–8 ka ago), based on extensive new numerical dating. This mobility implies lowExpand
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The late Miocene and Pliocene climate in East Asia as recorded by grain size and magnetic susceptibility of the Red Clay deposits (Chinese Loess Plateau)
Abstract Grain-size characteristics of the aeolian Red Clay sediment series in China demonstrate the existence of warm–cool alternations during the late Miocene and Pliocene. From the dissimilarityExpand
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Leaf wax lipids as paleovegetational and paleoenvironmental proxies for the Chinese Loess Plateau over the last 170 kyr
Abstract High resolution records for long chain n-alkane and n-alkanol biomarkers have been obtained by extraction of sediments from the profiles of Luochan (0–36 ka) and Xunyi (0–170 ka) on theExpand
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Limited change in dune mobility in response to a large decrease in wind power in semi-arid northern China since the 1970s
Abstract The climatic controls on dune mobility, especially the relative importance of wind strength, remain incompletely understood. This is a key research problem in semi-arid northern China, bothExpand
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Assessing the provenance of loess and desert sediments in northern China using U-Pb dating and morphology of detrital zircons
Chinese loess is regarded as one of the most detailed and long-term archives of climate on land. However, there is still significant controversy over the deposit9s origin, limiting interpretation ofExpand
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