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An, Zhisheng; Kukla, George J; Porter, Stephen C; Xiao, Jule (1991): Description of loess sections in China. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.57076, Supplement to: An, Z et al. (1991): Magnetic susceptibility evidence of monsoon variation on the Loess Plateau of Central China during the last 130000 years. Quaternary Research, 36(1), 29-36, https://doi.org/10.1016/0033-5894(91)90015-W

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Abstract:
The magnetic susceptibility of loess and paleosols in central China represents a proxy climate index closely related to past changes of precipitation and vegetation, and thus to summer monsoon intensity. Time series of magnetic susceptibility constructed for three loess-paleosol sequences in the southern part of the Chinese Loess Plateau document the history of summer monsoon variation during the last 130,000 yr. They correlate closely with the oxygen isotope record of stages 1 to 5 in deep-sea sediments. Soils were forming during intervals of strong summer monsoon, whereas loess units were deposited at times of reduced monsoon intensity. The Chinese loess-paleosol sequence can thus be viewed as a proxy record of Asian monsoon variability extending over the last 2.5 myr.
Coverage:
Median Latitude: 35.167448 * Median Longitude: 107.667483 * South-bound Latitude: 34.167000 * West-bound Longitude: 103.200000 * North-bound Latitude: 35.750000 * East-bound Longitude: 109.417000
Minimum ORDINAL NUMBER: 1 * Maximum ORDINAL NUMBER: 7
Event(s):
PKDB15611 * Latitude: 35.200000 * Longitude: 107.700000
Parameter(s):
#NameShort NameUnitPrincipal InvestigatorMethodComment
1LATITUDELatitudeGeocode
2LONGITUDELongitudeGeocode
3AGEAgeka BPGeocode
4ORDINAL NUMBEROrd NoGeocode
5Age, maximum/oldAge maxkaAn, Zhisheng
6Age, minimum/youngAge minkaAn, Zhisheng
7Age, commentCommAn, Zhisheng
8Temperature, relative differenceTemp rel difnominalAn, ZhishengInterpretation from literature (PKDB)
9Precipitation, relative differencePrecip rel difnominalAn, ZhishengInterpretation from literature (PKDB)
10Wind directiondddegAn, Zhisheng
11Wind speed, relative differenceRelWindSp difnominalAn, ZhishengInterpretation from literature (PKDB)
12Sedimentation rateSed ratecm/kaAn, ZhishengCalculated
13Geology, commentGeo commAn, Zhisheng
Size:
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