Articles | Volume 14, issue 10
Clim. Past, 14, 1417–1425, 2018

Special issue: The 4.2 ka BP climatic event

Clim. Past, 14, 1417–1425, 2018

Research article 11 Oct 2018

Research article | 11 Oct 2018

The 4.2 ka BP event: multi-proxy records from a closed lake in the northern margin of the East Asian summer monsoon

Jule Xiao et al.

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Multiple proxies of a sediment core at Hulun Lake in the northern margin of the EASM reveal a prominent dry event at the interval of 4210–3840 cal. yr BP that could be the regional manifestation of the 4.2 ka BP event. Future studies should be focused on the investigation of high-quality, high-resolution proxy records from climatically sensitive and geographically representative regions in order to explore the spatiotemporal pattern of the 4.2 ka BP event and the associated dynamic mechanism.