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East Asian Monsoon System

Investigations of the East Asian monsoon system over the last glacial-interglacial cycle are based on sediments of small lakes with high sedimentation rates from South- and Northeast-China. Main aspects of palaeoclimatic reconstructions are variations of precipitation and dust flux, as well as vegetation dynamics.

Varve chronology and high-resolution vegetation and climate dynamics in central Japan during the last glacial (ca. 10-50 kyr BP) derived from the Lake Suigetsu sediment record

Laminated sediments from Erlongwan maar lake, NE China, were subjected to magnetostratigraphic investigations in order to obtain information on the varibility of the geomagnetic field during the last 40,000 years in NE Asia.

Rock magnetic studies are extensively used to check the reliability of the geomagnetic record in sediment successions.

Laminated sediments from a small maar lake allow a high-resolution reconstruction of East Asian monsoon variability on a calendar year scale back to 65,000 years BP.

The Huguangyan (Huguang maar lake) provides a high-resolution, continuous terrestrial archive of monsoonal variability in South China for the last 40,000 years.

Reconstruction of CO2 during the last glacial and Holocene using stomata of leaves preserved in the varved maar lake sediments in NE China

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