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Volume 12, issue 11
Clim. Past, 12, 2077–2085, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-12-2077-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Clim. Past, 12, 2077–2085, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-12-2077-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 16 Nov 2016

Research article | 16 Nov 2016

Modeling precipitation δ18O variability in East Asia since the Last Glacial Maximum: temperature and amount effects across different timescales

Xinyu Wen et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (22 Jun 2016) by Dominik Fleitmann
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ED: Publish as is (17 Sep 2016) by Dominik Fleitmann
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In this paper, we challenge the usefulness of temperature effect and amount effect, the basic assumptions in past climate reconstruction using a stable water isotope proxy, in East Asia on multiple timescales. By modeling several time slices in the past 22 000 years using an isotope-enabled general circulation model, we suggest great caution when interpreting δ18O records in this area as indicators of surface temperature and/or local monsoonal precipitation, especially on a millennial timescale.
In this paper, we challenge the usefulness of temperature effect and amount effect, the basic...
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