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GeoJournal

, Volume 4, Issue 6, pp 515–524 | Cite as

Climatic variations in China during the quaternary

  • Duan Wanti
  • Pu Quingyu
  • Wu Xihao
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Abstract

Climatic variations in China during the Quaternary have long been a question of debate. Considerable data now available support Professor Li Siguang's (J. S. Lee) suggestion that there were four glacial periods. In this later years the views of Professor Li have received support from more recent information demonstrating that a further glacial period and periglacial phenomena preceded the Boyang Period.

During the Quaternary 3,500,000 years ago there were a number of climatic fluctuations in China, having an amplitude of over 10°C and a cycle of 104 to 105 years. Each fluctuation lasted from the onset of one glacial period to that of the next, encompassing a glacial period and an interglacial. Tab 1 provides a comparison between the glacial periods in China during the Quaternary and those in other regions of the world.

Keywords

Environmental Management Climatic Variation Glacial Period Climatic Fluctuation Recent Information 
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© Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Duan Wanti
    • 1
  • Pu Quingyu
    • 1
  • Wu Xihao
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of GeomechanicsChinese Academy of Geological SciencesBeijingChina

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