Late Holocene Asian summer monsoon variability reflected by δ18O in tree-rings from Tibetan junipers

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Grießinger J, Bräuning A, Helle G, Thomas A, Schleser GH
Title edited volumes: Geophysical Research Letters
Journal: Geophysical Research Letters
Publisher: American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Publishing place: .
Publication year: 2011
Volume: 38
Journal issue: 3
Pages range: 1-5
ISSN: 0094-8276
Language: English


Abstract

Recent warming in High Asia might have a strong impact on Asian summer monsoon variability with consequences for the hydrological cycle. Based on correlations between climate data, the tree-ring delta O-18 of high-elevation junipers is an indicator of August precipitation. Thus, our 800-year long annually resolved oxygen isotope series reflects long-term variations in summer monsoon activity on the southern Tibetan plateau. Summer precipitation was reduced during 13th-15th centuries and since the 19th century, whereas the Little Ice Age period (15th-19th century) was rather moist. The late 20th century was among the driest periods during the past 800 years, showing a tendency to slightly wetter conditions after AD 1990. Citation: Griessinger, J., A. Brauning, G. Helle, A. Thomas, and G. Schleser (2011), Late Holocene Asian summer monsoon variability reflected by delta O-18 in tree-rings from Tibetan junipers, Geophys. Res. Lett., 38, L03701, doi:10.1029/2010GL045988.


FAU Authors / FAU Editors

Bräuning, Achim Prof. Dr.
Lehrstuhl für Geographie (Physische Geographie)
Grießinger, Jussi Dr.
Institut für Geographie


External institutions with authors

Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum (GFZ)
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz


How to cite

APA:
Grießinger, J., Bräuning, A., Helle, G., Thomas, A., & Schleser, G.H. (2011). Late Holocene Asian summer monsoon variability reflected by δ18O in tree-rings from Tibetan junipers. Geophysical Research Letters, 38(3), 1-5. https://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2010GL045988

MLA:
Grießinger, Jussi, et al. "Late Holocene Asian summer monsoon variability reflected by δ18O in tree-rings from Tibetan junipers." Geophysical Research Letters 38.3 (2011): 1-5.

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