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Volume 14, issue 3
Clim. Past, 14, 383–396, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-383-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
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Clim. Past, 14, 383–396, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-383-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 20 Mar 2018

Research article | 20 Mar 2018

A chironomid-based record of temperature variability during the past 4000 years in northern China and its possible societal implications

Haipeng Wang et al.

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The chironomid-inferred temperature record from Gonghai Lake exhibits a stepwise decreasing trend since 4 ka. A cold event in the Era of Disunity, the Sui-Tang Warm Period, the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age can all be recognized in our record, as well as in many other temperature reconstructions in China. Local wars in Shanxi Province, documented in the historical literature during the past 2700 years, are statistically significantly correlated with changes in temperature.
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