Cenozoic aridification in Northwest China evidenced by paleovegetation evolution

  title={Cenozoic aridification in Northwest China evidenced by paleovegetation evolution},
  author={Yunxia Jia and Haibin Wu and Shuya Zhu and Qin Li and Chunxia Zhang and Yanyan Yu and Aizhi Sun},
  journal={Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology},
  • Yunxia JiaHaibin Wu A. Sun
  • Published 1 November 2020
  • Geography, Environmental Science
  • Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology

Quantitative Cenozoic climatic reconstruction and its implications for aridification of the northeastern Tibetan Plateau

  • Yunxia JiaHaibin Wu A. Sun
  • Geography, Environmental Science
    Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
  • 2021

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