Marine records of East Asian monsoon variability over the past 5 Ma

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doi: 10.1144/SP342.2
Author(s): Chen, Min-Te; Chang, Yuan-Pin; Yu, Pai-Sen; Shiau, Liang-Jian
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
National Taiwan Ocean University, Institute of Applied Geosciences, Keelung, Taiwan
University of Tokyo, Japan
University of Nanjing, China
Volume Title: Monsoon evolution and tectonic-climate linkage in Asia
Volume Author(s): Clift, Peter D., editor; Tada, R.; Zheng, H.
Source: Monsoon evolution and tectonic-climate linkage in Asia, edited by Peter D. Clift, R. Tada and H. Zheng. Geological Society Special Publications, Vol.342, p.5-15. Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0305-8719 CODEN: GSLSBW
Note: In English. 44 refs.; illus., incl. sketch maps
Summary: Marine sedimentary cores retrieved from the western Pacific provide important clues for deciphering how the East Asian Monsoon (EAM) system has evolved during the past 5 Ma. Here we briefly review some recent progress on the reconstructions of the EAM based on marine SST (sea surface temperature), SSS (sea surface salinity), and productivity records from the SCS (South China Sea) and ECS (East China Sea) and their implications for EAM evolution and variability on tectonic, orbital and millennial timescales. This review highlights the importance of high resolution sampling on giant marine cores (such as cores collected with the International Marine Past Global Change, IMAGES program) that provide opportunities for better defining the timing and amplitude of the EAM variability expressed in marine records. We also discuss possible future directions of EAM palaeoclimatic and palaeoceanographic studies that require development of multiple new marine EAM proxies and a comparison of the marine records with the stalagmite records on land.
Year of Publication: 2010
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 12 Stratigraphy, Historical Geology and Paleoecology; Alkenones; Cenozoic; Climate forcing; Cores; East Asian monsoon; East China Sea; Framework silicates; Glaciation; Isotope ratios; Isotopes; Ketones; Leg 184; Marine sediments; Monsoons; Neogene; North Pacific; Northwest Pacific; O-18/O-16; ODP Site 1143; ODP Site 1148; Ocean Drilling Program; Opal; Orbital forcing; Organic compounds; Oxygen; Pacific Ocean; Paleo-oceanography; Pliocene; Precession; Productivity; Quaternary; Reconstruction; Salinity; Sea-surface temperature; Seasonal variations; Sediments; Silica minerals; Silicates; South China Sea; Speleothems; Stable isotopes; Stalagmites; Tectonics; Tertiary; Total organic carbon; West Pacific
Coordinates: N185010 N185010 E1163356 E1163356
N092143 N092143 E1131707 E1131707
Record ID: 2011002460
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