Articles | Volume 17, issue 5
Clim. Past, 17, 1955–1972, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1955-2021
Clim. Past, 17, 1955–1972, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1955-2021

Research article 29 Sep 2021

Research article | 29 Sep 2021

Palaeo-environmental evolution of Central Asia during the Cenozoic: new insights from the continental sedimentary archive of the Valley of Lakes (Mongolia)

Andre Baldermann et al.

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Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on cp-2021-32', Anonymous Referee #1, 23 Apr 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Andre Baldermann, 01 Jul 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on cp-2021-32', Jeremy Caves Rugenstein, 18 May 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Andre Baldermann, 01 Jul 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (13 Jul 2021) by Zhengtang Guo
AR by Andre Baldermann on behalf of the Authors (19 Jul 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (20 Jul 2021) by Zhengtang Guo
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (12 Aug 2021)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 Aug 2021) by Zhengtang Guo
AR by Andre Baldermann on behalf of the Authors (31 Aug 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Short summary
We identified the provenance, (post)depositional history, weathering conditions and hydroclimate that formed the detrital and authigenic silicates and soil carbonates of the Valley of Lakes sediments in Central Asia during the Cenozoic (~34 to 21 Ma). Aridification pulses in continental Central Asia coincide with marine glaciation events and are caused by Cenozoic climate forcing and the exhumation of the Tian Shan, Hangay and Altai mountains, which reduced the moisture influx by westerly winds.