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dc.contributor.author D. S. en_US
dc.contributor.author S. H. en_US
dc.contributor.author H. en_US
dc.contributor.author F. H. en_US
dc.contributor.author Ann G. en_US
dc.contributor.author Y. X. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-31T10:28:46Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-31T10:28:46Z
dc.date.issued 2007-11 en_US
dc.identifier http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0959683607080530 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Xia , D S , Li , S H , Zhao , H , Chen , F H , Wintle , A G & Fan , Y X 2007 , ' A record of Holocene climate change in the Guanzhong Basin, China, based on optical dating of a loess-palaeosol sequence ' The Holocene , vol 17 , no. 2 , pp. 1015-1022 . , 10.1177/0959683607080530 en_US
dc.identifier.other PURE: 162251 en_US
dc.identifier.other dspace: 2160/6819 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2160/6819
dc.description.abstract Optical dating was used to obtain a chronology for a loess-palaeosol sequence in the Guanzhong Basin on the Loess Plateau in China. The sedimentary sequence recorded two dry episodes (3.7 similar to 2.4 ka and 1.2 similar to 0.8 ka ago) in the Holocene as shown by the presence of two layers of loess within the Holocene deposits. These two arid events are consistent with records of global climate change in the Holocene and also coincident with major historic events in China. This finding suggests that loess-paleosol sequences in China can record global climate changes and implies that rapid climate change affected the progress of human civilization. In addition, changes in the sedimentation rate through the section suggest that agricultural expansion may have accelerated the rate of dust accumulation. en_US
dc.format.extent 8 en_US
dc.relation.ispartof The Holocene en_US
dc.title A record of Holocene climate change in the Guanzhong Basin, China, based on optical dating of a loess-palaeosol sequence en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Aberystwyth University en_US
dc.contributor.pbl Quaternary Environmental Change Group en_US


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