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dc.contributor.authorHerzschuh, Ulrike
dc.contributor.authorCao, Xianyong
dc.contributor.authorLaepple, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorDallmeyer, Anne
dc.contributor.authorTelford, Richard
dc.contributor.authorNi, Jian
dc.contributor.authorChen, Fahu
dc.contributor.authorKong, Zhaochen
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Guangxui
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Kam-Bui
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Xingqi
dc.contributor.authorStebich, Martina
dc.contributor.authorTang, Lingyu
dc.contributor.authorTian, Fang
dc.contributor.authorWang, Yongbo
dc.contributor.authorWischnewski, Juliane
dc.contributor.authorXu, Qinghai
dc.contributor.authorYan, Shun
dc.contributor.authorYang, Zhenjing
dc.contributor.authorYu, Ge
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Yun
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Yan
dc.contributor.authorZheng, Zhuo
dc.PublishedHerzschuh U, Cao X, Laepple T, Dallmeyer, Telford R, Ni J, Chen F, Kong, Liu, Liu, Liu X, Stebich M, Tang, Tian F, Wang Y, Wischnewski J, Xu Q, Yan, Yang, Yu G, Zhang Y, Zhao Y, Zheng Z. Position and orientation of the westerly jet determined Holocene rainfall patterns in China. Nature Communications. 2019;10:2376eng
dc.description.abstractProxy-based reconstructions and modeling of Holocene spatiotemporal precipitation patterns for China and Mongolia have hitherto yielded contradictory results indicating that the basic mechanisms behind the East Asian Summer Monsoon and its interaction with the westerly jet stream remain poorly understood. We present quantitative reconstructions of Holocene precipitation derived from 101 fossil pollen records and analyse them with the help of a minimal empirical model. We show that the westerly jet-stream axis shifted gradually southward and became less tilted since the middle Holocene. This was tracked by the summer monsoon rain band resulting in an early-Holocene precipitation maximum over most of western China, a mid-Holocene maximum in north-central and northeastern China, and a late-Holocene maximum in southeastern China. Our results suggest that a correct simulation of the orientation and position of the westerly jet stream is crucial to the reliable prediction of precipitation patterns in China and Mongolia.en_US
dc.publisherNature Researchen_US
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dc.titlePosition and orientation of the westerly jet determined Holocene rainfall patterns in Chinaen_US
dc.typePeer reviewed
dc.typeJournal article
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2019 The Author(s)en_US
dc.source.journalNature Communications

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