Science in China Series D: Earth Sciences

, Volume 44, Supplement 1, pp 324–331 | Cite as

12 kaBP lake environment on the Tibetan Plateau

  • Li Bingyuan 
  • Wang Sumin 
  • Zhu Liping 
  • Li Yuanfang 


The systemic analyses have been carried out in this paper to the paleolake shorelines, paleolake sediments and paleoclimatic proxies of 20 lakes, in which there were 12 kaBP dating data on the Tibetan Plateau. The results showed that the paleolake level had apparently risen during 14-11 kaBP, the glaciers melting period, in the Tibetan area and Northwest China. Especially, much more increasing amplitude supplied by thawy glaciers water occurred than in the best period of Holocene. The temperate-humid climate around 12 kaBP appeared in the Tibetan area and even in the whole China. This event may be compared with the Bolling/Allerod warm period which was reflected by Europe and Greenland ice core records. It showed that the B/A event was not a regional one in the North Atlantic area.

Key words

glaciers melting period Tibetan Plateau lake environment 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Li Bingyuan 
    • 1
  • Wang Sumin 
    • 2
  • Zhu Liping 
    • 1
  • Li Yuanfang 
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources ResearchChinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina
  2. 2.Nanjing Institute of Geography and LimnologyChinese Academy of SciencesNanjingChina

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