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Climate of the Past An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Clim. Past, 12, 2229-2240, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-12-2229-2016
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Research article
19 Dec 2016
Quantitative reconstruction of summer precipitation using a mid-Holocene δ13C common millet record from Guanzhong Basin, northern China
Qing Yang et al.
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RC1: 'review of Yang et al.', Anonymous Referee #1, 29 Sep 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
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RC2: 'Potential novel proxy for reconstructing climate variability, but not mean climate', Anonymous Referee #2, 01 Oct 2016 Printer-friendly Version 
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by Editor) (13 Nov 2016) by Zhengtang Guo  
AR by X. Q. Li on behalf of the Authors (22 Nov 2016)  Author's response  Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (27 Nov 2016) by Zhengtang Guo
AR by X. Q. Li on behalf of the Authors (30 Nov 2016)  Author's response  Manuscript
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Short summary
The fossilized seeds of common millet are suited to the production of quantitative Holocene precipitation reconstructions. Our reconstructed results showed that summer precipitation from 7.7–3.4 ka BP was ~ 50 mm, or 17 % higher than present levels. Maximal mean summer precipitation peaked at 414 mm during 6.1–5.5 ka BP, ~ 109 mm, or 36 % higher than today, indicating the EASM peaked at this time. This work can provide a new proxy for further research into continuous paleoprecipitation sequences.
The fossilized seeds of common millet are suited to the production of quantitative Holocene...
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