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Nonstationary Phase of the Plio-Pleistocene Asian Monsoon
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PMID:  8875928     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Paleoclimate records indicate that the strength of the Asian summer monsoon is sensitive to orbital forcing at the obliquity and precession periods (41,000 and 23,000 years, respectively) and the extent of Northern Hemisphere glaciation. Over the past 2.6 million years, the timing (phase) of strong monsoons has changed by approximately 83 degrees in the precession and approximately 124 degrees in the obliquity bands relative to the phase of maximum global ice volume (inferred from the marine oxygen isotope record). These results suggest that one or both of these systems is nonstationary relative to orbital forcing.
Authors:
Clemens; Murray; Prell
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Science (New York, N.Y.)     Volume:  274     ISSN:  1095-9203     ISO Abbreviation:  Science     Publication Date:  1996 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-08     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404511     Medline TA:  Science     Country:  -    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  943-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
The authors are in the Department of Geological Sciences, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912-1846, USA.
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