Post-Pliocene establishment of the present monsoonal climate in SW China: evidence from the late Pliocene Longmen megaflora
Su, T.1,3; Jacques, F. M. B.1; Spicer, R. A.4,5; Liu, Y-S.6; Huang, Y-J.2; Xing, Y-W.7; Zhou, Z-K.1,2
Corresponding AuthorZhou, ZK (reprint author), Chinese Acad Sci, Key Lab Trop Forest Ecol, Xishuangbanna Trop Bot Garden, Mengla 666303, Peoples R China. ; zhouzk@xtbg.ac.cn
2013
Source PublicationCLIMATE OF THE PAST
ISSN1814-9324
Volume9Issue:4Pages:1911-1920
AbstractThe paleoclimate of the late Pliocene Longmen flora from Yongping County located at the southeastern boundary of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau was reconstructed using two leaf-physiognomy-based methods, i.e., leaf margin analysis (LMA) and Climate Leaf Analysis Multivariate Program (CLAMP), to understand the paleoclimate condition and geographical pattern of monsoonal climate in southwestern China during the late Pliocene. The mean annual temperatures (MATs) estimated by LMA and CLAMP are 17.4 +/- 3.3 degrees C and 17.4 +/- 1.3 degrees C, respectively, compared with 15.9 degrees C at present. Meanwhile, the growing season precipitation (GSP) estimated by CLAMP is 1735.5 +/- 217.7mm in the Longmen flora, compared with 986.9mm nowadays. The calculated monsoon intensity index (MSI) of the Longmen flora is significantly lower than that of today. These results appear consistent with previous studies on the late Pliocene floras in western Yunnan based on the coexistence approach (CA), and further suggest that there was a slightly warmer and much wetter climate during the late Pliocene than the present climate in western Yunnan. We conclude that the significant change of the monsoonal climate might have been resulted from the continuous uplift of mountains in western Yunnan, as well as the intensification of the eastern Asian winter monsoon, both occurring concurrently in the post-Pliocene period.
KeywordLeaf Margin Analysis East-asian Monsoon Tibetan Plateau Southwestern China Quantitative Reconstructions Yunnan Province Miocene Paleoclimate Evolution Record
Subject AreaGeosciences, Multidisciplinary ; Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
DOI10.5194/cp-9-1911-2013
Indexed BySCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaGeology ; Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
WOS SubjectGeosciences, Multidisciplinary ; Meteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000323412600033
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.kib.ac.cn/handle/151853/16791
Collection中国科学院东亚植物多样性与生物地理学重点实验室
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Key Lab Trop Forest Ecol, Xishuangbanna Trop Bot Garden, Mengla 666303, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Kunming Inst Bot, Key Lab Biodivers & Biogeog, Kunming 650204, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Nanjing Inst Geol & Paleontol, State Key Lab Paleobiol & Stratig, Nanjing 210008, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
4.Open Univ, Dept Earth & Environm Sci, Ctr Earth Planetary Space & Astron Res, Milton Keynes MK7 6AA, Bucks, England
5.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Bot, Beijing 100093, Peoples R China
6.E Tennessee State Univ, Dept Biol Sci, Johnson City, TN 37614 USA
7.Univ Zurich, Inst Systemat Bot, CH-8008 Zurich, Switzerland
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Su, T.,Jacques, F. M. B.,Spicer, R. A.,et al. Post-Pliocene establishment of the present monsoonal climate in SW China: evidence from the late Pliocene Longmen megaflora[J]. CLIMATE OF THE PAST,2013,9(4):1911-1920.
APA Su, T..,Jacques, F. M. B..,Spicer, R. A..,Liu, Y-S..,Huang, Y-J..,...&Zhou, Z-K..(2013).Post-Pliocene establishment of the present monsoonal climate in SW China: evidence from the late Pliocene Longmen megaflora.CLIMATE OF THE PAST,9(4),1911-1920.
MLA Su, T.,et al."Post-Pliocene establishment of the present monsoonal climate in SW China: evidence from the late Pliocene Longmen megaflora".CLIMATE OF THE PAST 9.4(2013):1911-1920.
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