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Prolonged Heavy Snowfall During the Younger Dryas
Wang, L.1; Jiang, W. Y.1; Jiang, D. B.2,3,4; Zou, Y. F.1,4; Liu, Y. Y.5; Zhang, E. L.6; Hao, Q. Z.1,4; Zhang, D. G.7; Zhang, D. T.8; Peng, Z. Y.9; Xu, B.1,4; Yang, X. D.6; Lu, H. Y.1,4,10
2018-12-27
Source PublicationJOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES
ISSN2169-897X
Volume123Issue:24Pages:13748-13762
AbstractSnowfall is an important component of Earth's climate system; however, long, continuous high-resolution records of global snowfall are lacking because of the absence of suitable proxies. In this study, diatom record from the sediments of Yunlong Lake, in the southeastern Tibetan Plateau, was used to reconstruct snowfall during the Younger Dryas (YD). Variations in the abundance of low-light-tolerant diatoms and diatom flux indicate that the duration of lake ice cover during the YD was significantly longer than that during the colder Heinrich event 1; this suggests that heavy snowfall, rather than temperatures, was responsible for the greater duration of lake ice cover during the YD. Thus, we conclude that prolonged, heavy snowfall occurred in the southeastern Tibetan Plateau during the YD. In addition, this conclusion is supported by the results of a climate model simulation that also suggest that heavy snowfall occurred at high latitude in the Northern Hemisphere during the YD. We propose that the heavy snowfall intensified cooling in Northern Hemisphere by increasing the albedo and that it increased hydrological variability at low latitudes by increasing the duration of the southward migration of the Intertropical Convergence Zone and by delaying the onset of the Asian summer monsoon. The snowfall would have been a source of continuous freshwater that acted as a positive feedback and resulted in a prolonged weakened state of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation, which lasted for more than 1,000years. Overall, our results emphasize the amplification and positive feedback function of heavy snowfall in triggering abrupt climate change.
KeywordYounger Dryas Heavy snowfall Diatoms AMOC ITCZ Asian summer monsoon
DOI10.1029/2018JD029271
Funding OrganizationStrategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Key R&D Program of China ; National Key R&D Program of China ; Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Key R&D Program of China ; National Key R&D Program of China ; Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Key R&D Program of China ; National Key R&D Program of China ; Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Key R&D Program of China ; National Key R&D Program of China
WOS KeywordINDIAN-SUMMER MONSOON ; INTERTROPICAL CONVERGENCE ZONE ; ASIAN WINTER MONSOON ; LAST GLACIAL MAXIMUM ; THERMOHALINE CIRCULATION ; HIGH-RESOLUTION ; OVERTURNING CIRCULATION ; OCEAN CIRCULATION ; TIBETAN PLATEAU ; CLIMATE
Language英语
Funding ProjectStrategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences[XDB26000000] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41772379] ; National Natural Science Foundation of China[41372372] ; National Key R&D Program of China[2017YFA0603400]
Funding OrganizationStrategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Key R&D Program of China ; National Key R&D Program of China ; Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Key R&D Program of China ; National Key R&D Program of China ; Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Key R&D Program of China ; National Key R&D Program of China ; Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; Strategic Priority Research Program of Chinese Academy of Sciences ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Natural Science Foundation of China ; National Key R&D Program of China ; National Key R&D Program of China
WOS Research AreaMeteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
WOS SubjectMeteorology & Atmospheric Sciences
WOS IDWOS:000455876300008
PublisherAMER GEOPHYSICAL UNION
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Document Type期刊论文
Identifierhttp://ir.iggcas.ac.cn/handle/132A11/90218
Collection新生代地质与环境院重点实验室
Corresponding AuthorWang, L.
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geol & Geophys, Key Lab Cenozo Geol & Environm, Beijing, Peoples R China
2.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Atmospher Phys, Nansen Zhu Int Res Ctr, Beijing, Peoples R China
3.Chinese Acad Sci, Climate Change Res Ctr, Beijing, Peoples R China
4.Univ Chinese Acad Sci, Coll Earth & Planetary Sci, Beijing, Peoples R China
5.China Meteorol Adm, Meteorol Observat Ctr, Beijing, Peoples R China
6.Chinese Acad Sci, Nanjing Inst Geog & Limnol, State Key Lab Lake Sci & Environm, Nanjing, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
7.Zhejiang Univ, Sch Earth Sci, Hangzhou, Zhejiang, Peoples R China
8.China Univ Geosci, Sch Earth & Resources, Beijing, Peoples R China
9.China Geol Survey, Guangzhou Marine Geol Survey, Guangzhou, Guangdong, Peoples R China
10.Chinese Acad Sci, Ctr Excellence Tibetan Plateau Earth Sci, Beijing, Peoples R China
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Wang, L.,Jiang, W. Y.,Jiang, D. B.,et al. Prolonged Heavy Snowfall During the Younger Dryas[J]. JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES,2018,123(24):13748-13762.
APA Wang, L..,Jiang, W. Y..,Jiang, D. B..,Zou, Y. F..,Liu, Y. Y..,...&Lu, H. Y..(2018).Prolonged Heavy Snowfall During the Younger Dryas.JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES,123(24),13748-13762.
MLA Wang, L.,et al."Prolonged Heavy Snowfall During the Younger Dryas".JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES 123.24(2018):13748-13762.
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