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Climatic reconstruction at the Miocene Shanwang basin, China, using leaf margin analysis, CLAMP, coexistence approach, and overlapping distribution analysis

Yang, Jian; Wang, Yu-Fei; Spicer, Robert A.; Mosbrugger, Volker; Li, Cheng-Sen and Sun, Qi-Gao (2007). Climatic reconstruction at the Miocene Shanwang basin, China, using leaf margin analysis, CLAMP, coexistence approach, and overlapping distribution analysis. American Journal of Botany, 94(4) pp. 599–608.

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Abstract

The reconstruction of the climate in the Miocene Shanwang basin is an important link in understanding past climate and environmental changes in East Asia. A recent study showed that the mean annual temperature (MAT) estimates derived from leaf margin analysis (LMA) and the Climate Leaf Analysis Multivariate Program (CLAMP) conflicted with and were remarkably lower than those estimated by the coexistence approach (CA). Overlapping distribution analysis (ODA), a new method introduced here, is used to reconstruct the Shanwang Miocene climate based explicitly on local plant distribution data and associated meteorological stations. The Shanwang flora (17–15.2 Ma) suggests a MAT of 10.9–14.5°C and a mean annual precipitation (MAP) of 1107.3–1880.0 mm. This result is closer to the values derived from CLAMP and LMA than that obtained by CA. This report is the first comprehensive intercomparison of foliar physiognomic and nearest living relative climate proxies in a Chinese context and provides important cross validation of results.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2007 Botanical Society of America
ISSN: 1537-2197
Project Funding Details:
Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Not Set30530050Natural Science Foundation of China
Not Set30470117Natural Science Foundation of China
Not Set30100012Natural Science Foundation of China
Not Set2004CB720205National Basic Research Program
Not SetKSCX2-YW-Z-065Chinese Academy of Sciences
Not SetNot SetRoyal Society
Keywords: climate; Climate Leaf Analysis Multivariate Program (CLAMP); coexistence approach; leaf margin analysis; Miocene; overlapping distribution analysis; Shanwang basin
Academic Unit/Department: Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Earth, Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research (CEPSAR)
Item ID: 10613
Depositing User: Users 2315 not found.
Date Deposited: 17 Apr 2008
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2014 02:43
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/10613
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