Advances in Earth Science ›› 2005, Vol. 20 ›› Issue (2): 240-247. doi: 10.11867/j.issn.1001-8166.2005.02.0240

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WANG Weiguo 1;FENG Zhaodong 2,3; P. Khosbayar 4;T.Narantsetseg 4   

  1. 1.Third Institutes of Oceanography, SOA, Xiamen 361005, China;
    2. Key Laboratory of Weatern China’s Environment Systems, MOE, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou 730000, China;
    3. Department of Earth and Environmental Studies, Montclair State University, New Jersey, USA;
    4. Institute of Geology and Mineral Resources of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Received:2003-10-17 Revised:2004-06-01 Online:2005-02-25 Published:2005-02-25

WANG Weiguo;FENG Zhaodong,;P. Khosbayar;T.Narantsetseg. THE STUDIES OF HOLOCENE CLIMATE CHANGES IN MONGOLIA: A REVIEW[J]. Advances in Earth Science, 2005, 20(2): 240-247.

This article has a brief review on Holocene climate changes in Mongolia. The studies of Mongolian Holocene climate changes mainly focused on the records of tree-rings, eolian sediments and lacustrine sediments. 1 783years of temperature variability were inferred from tree-ring widths of Siberian pine at Hangai Mountain and about 340 years of precipitation and stream flow variability were reconstructed according to the data of tree-rings in east-central Mongolia. Eolian strata are distributed in the corridor running from Ulaanbaatar to Lake Baikal. The Holocene paleosols there can be correlated with that in Northern China. According to the studies of lacustrine sediments, there occur two Holocene climatic models, cool-dry/ warm-wetter model and cool-wetter/ warm-dry modelin Mongolia, bordered by Hangai Mountain, suggesting the complex of Mongolian Holocene climate changes. The water resource, combination of water and heat, atmospheric circulation may be different between the north and south of Mongolia. In a word, the studies of Mongolian Holocene climate changes are relatively poor and should be enhanced.

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