A synthesis of abrupt changes in the Asian summer monsoon since the last deglaciation

  title={A synthesis of abrupt changes in the Asian summer monsoon since the last deglaciation},
  author={Carrie Morrill and Jonathan T. Overpeck and Julia E. Cole},
  journal={The Holocene},
  pages={465 - 476}
We have compiled 36 previously published palaeoclimate records to determine the timing and spatial pattern of century-scale abrupt changes in Asian monsoon precipitation since the last deglaciation. We identify abrupt events from (1) the interpretations of the authors of these records and (2) the more objective moving t-test calculation. Our results indicate that abrupt climatic changes occurred at ~11.5 cal. ka, 4.5–5.0 cal. ka and ad 1300. At the start of the Holocene (~11.5 cal. ka), Asian… 

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