Articles | Volume 14, issue 3
Research article
06 Mar 2018
Research article |  | 06 Mar 2018

Eolian dust dispersal patterns since the last glacial period in eastern Central Asia: insights from a loess-paleosol sequence in the Ili Basin

Yue Li, Yougui Song, Kathryn E. Fitzsimmons, Hong Chang, Rustam Orozbaev, and Xinxin Li


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (29 Sep 2017) by Liping Zhou
AR by Yue Li on behalf of the Authors (18 Nov 2017)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (22 Jan 2018) by Liping Zhou
AR by Yue Li on behalf of the Authors (27 Jan 2018)  Manuscript 
Short summary
This paper finds a close tie between loess magnetic susceptibility and wind strength in the Ili Basin, eastern Central Asia, and identifies three distinct aerodynamic environments with end-member modeling analysis of grain size. The Siberian High is the dominant influence on wind dynamics, resulting in loess deposition, and acts as a teleconnection between the climatic systems of the North Atlantic and East Asia in the high northern latitudes, but not for the mid-latitude westerlies.