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CP | Articles | Volume 15, issue 2
Clim. Past, 15, 405-421, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-405-2019
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Clim. Past, 15, 405-421, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-405-2019
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 11 Mar 2019

Research article | 11 Mar 2019

Late Miocene–Pliocene climate evolution recorded by the red clay cover on the Xiaoshuizi planation surface, NE Tibetan Plateau

Xiaomiao Li et al.
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Multiple proxies for the XSZ planation surface reveal that the climate was dry and stable during the late Miocene but became intermittently humid with more seasonality at 4.7–3.9 Ma. Regional climatic differences between the central and western CLP reveal that expansion of the paleo-EASM occurred during the early Pliocene. The warming of the high northern latitudes in response to the closure of the Panama Seaway may have been responsible for the thermodynamical enhancement of the paleo–EASM.
Multiple proxies for the XSZ planation surface reveal that the climate was dry and stable during...
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