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Holocene environmental changes in Mongolia: A review

An, CB and Chen, FH and Barton, L (2008) Holocene environmental changes in Mongolia: A review. Global and Planetary Change, 63 (4). 283 - 289. ISSN 0921-8181

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Holocene environmental change in Mongolia is reconstructed on the basis of recently published paleoclimate records, including lake levels, pollen assemblages, and eolian sediment records. These data indicate that the early Holocene of Mongolia is characterized by increasing temperature and humidity. Paleosol development, high lake-stands, and a more southward distribution of forest-steppe environments suggest the early-mid Holocene was humid. The mid-Holocene however is characterized by enhanced aridity, even though the onset and termination of the dry interval differs from place to place. Finally, humidity increased again during the late Holocene, as evaporation decreased in concert with dropping temperatures in Mongolia. © 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
An, CB
Chen, FH
Barton, Lloukas@pitt.eduLOUKAS0000-0003-1519-4226
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Center for Comparative Archaeology
Date: 1 October 2008
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Global and Planetary Change
Volume: 63
Number: 4
Page Range: 283 - 289
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2008.03.007
Schools and Programs: Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences > Anthropology
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 0921-8181
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2014 17:19
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 15:58


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