General characteristics of temperature variation in China during the last two millennia

Journal article


Publication Details

Author(s): Yang B, Bräuning A, Johnson KR, Yafeng S
Journal: Geophysical Research Letters
Publisher: American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Publication year: 2002
Volume: 29
Journal issue: 9
Pages range: 381-384
ISSN: 0094-8276
Language: English


Abstract


Three alternate China-wide temperature composites covering the last 2000 years were established by combining multiple paleoclimate proxy records obtained from ice cores, tree rings, lake sediments and historical documents. Five periods of temperature variation can be identified: a warm stage in AD 0-240, a cold interval between AD 240 and 800, a return to warm conditions from AD 800-1400, including the Medieval Warm Period between AD 800-1100, the cool Little Ice Age period between 1400-1920, and the present warm stage since 1920. Regional temperature variation is found during AD 800-1100, when warm conditions occured in Eastern China and in the northeastern Tibetan Plateau and in AD 1150-1380, when the southern Tibetan Plateau experienced a warm interval. In contrast, evidence for cool conditions during the LIA is more consistent among the proxy records. The temperature reconstructions for China and the Northern Hemisphere show good agreement over the past millennium.



FAU Authors / FAU Editors

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


External institutions with authors

Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering Research Institute (CAREERI)
University of California, Berkeley


How to cite

APA:
Yang, B., Bräuning, A., Johnson, K.R., & Yafeng, S. (2002). General characteristics of temperature variation in China during the last two millennia. Geophysical Research Letters, 29(9), 381-384. https://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2001GL014485

MLA:
Yang, Bao, et al. "General characteristics of temperature variation in China during the last two millennia." Geophysical Research Letters 29.9 (2002): 381-384.

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