THE QUATERNARY CLIMO-ENVIRONMENT CHANGES IN CHAIWQPU BASIN OF XINJIANG REGION
- Publish Date: 1993-06-20
Abstract: This paper describes the paleoclimatic changesoccurring in the Chaiwopu Basin since 730,000 yr.B.P., together with theformation and evolution of Chaiwopu Lake based on the chronology and characteristics of a core drilled in the basin. Analysis of the drilling core provides information on the climate and environment of the area. It would appear that the paleoclimatic changes that occurred in the basin during the Pleistocene was controlled by the relationship between the sun and the earth and by Long-term (10,000 yr.) climatic cycles. The climate tended to cold-dry during the glacial period (ice age) and warm-moist during the interglacial. Following the warm period of the Holocene, short-term (1,000 yr.) climatic cycles occurred in cool-moist periods, similar to the "Little Ice Age", alternated with warm-dry periods.
|Citation:||Wen Qizhong, Shi Yafeng. THE QUATERNARY CLIMO-ENVIRONMENT CHANGES IN CHAIWQPU BASIN OF XINJIANG REGION[J]. Chinese Geographical Science, 1993, 3(2): 147-158.|