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Climate patterns in north central China during the last 1800 yr and their possible driving force

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Author(s): L. Tan | Y. Cai | Z. An | L. Yi | H. Zhang | S. Qin

Journal: Climate of the Past
ISSN 1814-9324

Volume: 7;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 685;
Date: 2011;
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ABSTRACT
We synthesized high-resolution precisely-dated stalagmite records and historical document records from north central China to reconstruct a decadal resolution precipitation record during the last 1800 years (190–1980 AD). The synthesized precipitation record shows coincident variations and significant positive correlations with the temperature reconstructions on centennial- to multidecadal-scale, suggesting warm-humid/cool-dry was the main climate pattern in north central China over the past 1800 years. Solar activity may be the dominant force that drove the same-phase variations of the temperature and precipitation in north central China.
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