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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1995)

Document title

Grain size of quartz as an indicator of winter monsoon strength on the Loess Plateau of Central China during the last 130,000 Yr

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

XIAO J. ; PORTER S.C. ; ZHISHENG AN ; HISAO KUMAI ; SHUSAKU YOSHIKAWA ;

Abstract

The Chinese loess-paleosol sequence constitutes an important record of variations in Asian monsoon climate over the past 2.4 myr. Magnetic susceptibility of loess and paleosols has been used as a proxy for summer monsoon intensity, while median grain size has been regarded as a measure of the strength of winter monsoon winds that were responsible for most of the dust transport. However, median grain size is only an approximate index of winter monsoon strength because both paleosols and loess have been modified, to various degrees, by weathering processes that have produced pedogenic clay

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research / ISSN 0033-5894 / CODEN QRESAV

Editor : Elsevier, San Diego, CA - ETATS-UNIS (1970)

Millesime : 1995, vol. 43, no1 [pp. 22-29]

Bibliographic references : 31 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15739

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