Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home
Hostname: page-component-78bd46657c-dj9st Total loading time: 0.267 Render date: 2021-05-09T20:44:38.849Z Has data issue: true Feature Flags: { "shouldUseShareProductTool": true, "shouldUseHypothesis": true, "isUnsiloEnabled": true, "metricsAbstractViews": false, "figures": false, "newCiteModal": false, "newCitedByModal": true }

A multi-proxy lacustrine record of last deglacial–early Holocene environmental variability in the lower Yangtze region from the Chaohu Lake Basin, eastern China

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  30 August 2017

Houchun Guan
Affiliation:
Geological Survey of Anhui Province, Hefei 230001, China School of Geographic and Oceanographic Sciences, Nanjing University, Nanjing 210023, China
Li Wu
Affiliation:
College of Territorial Resources and Tourism, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu 241002, China
Jinzhe Zhang
Affiliation:
Geological Survey of Anhui Province, Hefei 230001, China
Shihao Shen
Affiliation:
Geological Survey of Anhui Province, Hefei 230001, China
Dongru Chu
Affiliation:
Geological Survey of Anhui Province, Hefei 230001, China
Linying Li
Affiliation:
College of Territorial Resources and Tourism, Anhui Normal University, Wuhu 241002, China
Corresponding
E-mail address:

Abstract

The Rb, Sr, and Ti content, Rb/Sr ratio, grain size, magnetic susceptibility, and magnetic fabric in sediments of the BZK1 core were utilized to reconstruct the evolution of the climatic environment in the Chaohu Lake Basin between the last deglacial and the early Holocene. Multi-proxy analyses indicate that lacustrine sediments in Chaohu Lake clearly record the Bølling-Allerød interstadial, the Younger Dryas event and dry-cold climate events occurring between 10.7 cal ka BP and 10.5 cal ka BP. At approximately 15.6–14.8 cal ka BP, the waters became deeper and the climate turned cool. The climate subsequently shifted to a relatively humid period and the lake was largest from 14.8 to 12.8 cal ka BP. From 12.8 to 11.7 cal ka BP, the climate abruptly turned dry and cold and the lake shrank to its lowest level. During 11.7–10.7 cal ka BP, the climate became relatively humid but, from approximately 10.7 to 10.5 cal ka BP, suddenly reverted to a dry and cold state. These climatic change records suggest that lacustrine sediments from the Chaohu Lake Basin in the lower Yangtze region responded actively to global climate changes, comparable with the environmental records from stalagmites and other lacustrine sediments in the region.

Type
Research Article
Copyright
Copyright © University of Washington. Published by Cambridge University Press, 2017 

Access options

Get access to the full version of this content by using one of the access options below.

References

Alley, R.B., Clark, P.U., 1999. The deglaciation of the northern hemisphere: a global perspective. Annual Reviews of Earth and Planetary Sciences 27, 149182.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
An, Z.S., Clemens, S.C., Shen, J., Qiang, X.K., Jin, Z.D., Sun, Y.B., Prell, W.L., et al., 2010. Glacial-interglacial Indian summer monsoon dynamics. Science 333, 719723.Google ScholarPubMed
Berke, M.A., Johnson, T.C., Werne, J.P., Livingstone, D.A., Grice, K., Schouten, S., Damsté, J.S.S., 2014. Characterization of the last deglacial transition in tropical East Africa: Insights from Lake Albert. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 409, 18.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Bond, G., Showers, W., Cheseby, M., Lotti, R., Almasi, P., deMenocal, P., Priore, P., Cullen, H., Hajdas, I., Bonani, G., 1997. A pervasive millennial-scale cycle in north Atlantic Holocene and glacial climates. Science 278, 12571266.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Bond, G., Showers, W., Elliot, M., Evans, M., Lotti, R., Hajdas, I., Bonani, G., Johnson, S., 1999. The North Atlantic’S 1–2 ka climate rhythm: relation to Heinrich event Dansgarrd-Ochescher cycles and the Little Ice Age. Geophysical Monograph 112, 3558.Google Scholar
Chen, F.H., Chen, J.H., Holmes, J., Boomer, I., Austin, P., Gates, J.B., Wang, N.L., Brooks, S.J., Zhang, J.W., 2010. Moisture changes over the last millennium in arid central Asia: a review, synthesis and comparison with monsoon region. Quaternary Science Reviews 29, 10551068.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Chen, J.A., Wan, G.J., Zhang, D.D., Zhang, F., Huang, R.G., 2004. Environmental records of lacustrine sediments in different time scales: sediment grain size as an example. Science in China Series D Earth Sciences 47, 954960.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Chen, W., Wang, W.M., Dai, X.R., 2009. Holocene vegetation history with implications of human impact in the lake Chaohu area, Anhui Province, East China. Vegetation History and Archaeobotany 18, 137146.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Clark, P.U., Shakun, J.D., Baker, P.A., Bartlein, P.J., Brewer, S., Brook, E., Carlson, A.E., et al., 2012. Global climate evolution during the last deglaciation. Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences 109, E1134E1142.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Dai, X.R., Dearing, J.A., Yu, L.Z., Zhang, W.G., Shi, Y.X., Zhang, F.R., Gu, C.J., Boyle, J.F., Coulthard, T.J., Foster, G.C., 2009. The recent history of hydro-geomorphological processes in the upper Hangbu river system, Anhui Province, China. Geomorphology 106, 363375.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Du, L., Yi, Z.L., Pan, S.M., 2004. Grain-size characteristics and sedimentary environment in the lacustrine deposit of Chaohu Lake, the Yangtze Delta region. [in Chinese with English abstract.] Journal of Anhui Normal University (Natural Science) 27, 101104.Google Scholar
Dykoski, C.A., Edwards, R.L., Cheng, H., Yuan, D.X., Cai, Y.J., Zhang, M.L., Lin, Y.S., Qing, J.M., An, Z.S., Revenaugh, J., 2005. A high-resolution, absolute-dated Holocene and deglacial Asian monsoon record from Dongge Cave, China. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 233, 7186.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Epstein, S., 1995. The isotopic climatic records in the Allerod-Boling-Younger Dryas and post-Younger Dryas events. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 9, 557563.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Finney, B.P., Johnson, T.C., 1991. Sedimentation in Lake Malawi (East Africa) during the past 10000 years: a continuous paleoclimatic record from the southern tropics. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 85, 351366.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Fleitmann, D., Burns, S.J., Mangini, A., Mudelsee, M., Kramers, J., Villa, I., Neff, U., et al., 2007. Holocene ITCZ and Indian monsoon dynamics recorded in stalagmites from Oman and Yemen (Socotra). Quaternary Science Reviews 26, 170188.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Friedrich, M., Kromer, B., Klaus, F., Kaiser, K.F., Spurk, M., Hughen, K.A., Johnsen, S.J., 2001. High-resolution climate signals in the Bolling/Allerod Interstadial (Greenland Interstadial 1) as reflected in European tree-ring chronologies compared to marine varves and ice-core records. Quaternary Science Reviews 20, 12231232.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Fritz, S.C., 2008. Deciphering climatic history from lake sediments. Journal of Paleolimnology 39, 516.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Grootes, P.M., Stuiver, M., 1999. GISP2 Oxygen Isotope Data. PANGAEA, doi: 10.1594/PANGAEA.56094.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Hong, B., Hong, Y.T., Uchida, M., Shibata, Y., Cai, C., Peng, H.J., Zhu, Y.X., Wang, Y., Yuan, L.G., 2014. Abrupt variations of Indian and East Asian summer monsoons during the last deglacial stadial and interstadial. Quaternary Science Reviews 97, 5870.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Hu, F., Yang, Y.Z., Zhang, J.Z., Zheng, H.B., 2015. Sedimentary environmental evolution during Last Deglaciation and Early Holocene in Chaohu Region. [In Chinese with English abstract.] Marine Geology and Quaternary Geology 35(1), 153162.Google Scholar
Huguet, C., Kim, J. H., Damsté, J.S.S., Schouten, S., 2006. Reconstruction of sea surface temperature variations in the Arabian Sea over the last 23 ka using organic proxies (TEX86 and UK' 37). Paleoceanography 21, PA3003.Google Scholar
Jin, Z.D., Zhang, E.L., 2002. Paleoclimate implication of Rb/Sr rations from lake sediments. [In Chinese with English abstract.] Science Technology and Engineering 2, 2022.Google Scholar
Kalugin, I., Daryin, A., Smolyaninova, L., Andreev, A., Diekmann, B., Khlystov, O., 2007. 800-yr-long records of annual air temperature and precipitation over southern Siberia inferred from Teletskoye Lake sediments. Quaternary Research 67, 400410.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Kalugin, I., Selegei, V., Goldberg, E., Seret, G., 2005. Rhythmic fine-grained sediment deposition in Lake Teletskoye, Altai, Siberia, in relation to regional climate change. Quaternary International 136, 513.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Kirby, M.E., Feakins, S.J., Bonuso, N., Fantozzi, J.M., Hiner, C.A., 2013. Latest Pleistocene to Holocene hydroclimates from Lake Elsinore, California. Quaternary Science Reviews 76, 115.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Li, F., Wu, L., Zhu, C., Sun, W., Wang, X.C., Meng, H.P., Liu, H., et al., 2012. A High-resolution Study of Moisture Evolution in the Jianghan Plain Since 12.76 cal. ka B.P. [In Chinese with English abstract.] Scientia Geographic Sinica 32, 878884.Google Scholar
Li, F.C., Xie, C.R., Jin, Z.D., Pan, G.X., 2003. Rubidium and strontium geochemistry in the Laohushan loess section, Nanjing, and relation between magnetic susceptibility and paleoclimatic change. [In Chinese with English abstract.] Geology in China 30, 9398.Google Scholar
Li, J.Y., Dodson, J., Yan, H., Wang, W.M., Innes, J.B., Zong, Y.Q., Zhang, X.J., Xu, Q.H., Ni, J., Lu, F.Y., 2017. Quantitative Holocene climatic reconstructions for the lower Yangtze region of China. Climate Dynamics, doi: 10.1007/s00382-017-3664-3.Google Scholar
Li, Z.Z., Hai, Y., Luo, R.Y., Zhou, Y., Zhang, Q.J., 2000. Grain-size Characteristics and Sedimentary Environment in the Lacustrain Deposit of Downstream Area in Wulumuqi River Since 30 ka BP. [In Chinese with English abstract.] Arid Zone Research 17, 15.Google Scholar
Lowe, J.J., Walker, M.J.C., 1997. Reconstructing Quaternary Environments. 2nd ed. Routeledge, New York.Google Scholar
Luo, W.H., Zhang, J.Z., Yang, Y.Z., Yin, C.L., Shu, J.W., 2015. Late Pleistocene - middle Holocene environmental evolution: Phytolith record from the lacustrine deposits of the Chaohu Lake, Anhui. [In Chinese with English abstract.] Acta Micropalaeontologica Sinica 32, 6374.Google Scholar
Meissl, S., Behrmann, J.H., Franke, C., 2011. Magnetic fabrics in Quaternary sediments, Ursa Basin, northern Gulf of Mexico record transport processes, compaction and submarine slumping. Marine Geology 286, 5164.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
O’Brien, S.R., Mayewski, P.A., Meeker, L.D., Meese, D.A., Twickler, M.S., Whitlow, S.I., 1995. Complexity of Holocene climate as reconstructed from a Greenland ice core. Science 270, 19621964.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Parrenin, F., Masson-Delmotte, V., Kohler, P., Raynaud, D., Paillard, D., Schwander, J., Barbante, C., Landais, A., Wegner, A., Jouzel, J., 2013. Synchronous change of atmospheric CO2 and Antarctic temperature during the last deglacial warming. Science 339, 10601063.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Qin, J.M., Yuan, D.X., Cheng, H., Lin, Y.S., Zhang, M.L., Wang, H., Feng, Y.M., Tu, L.L., 2004. A high resolution late pleistocene climato-stratigraphy of 4 stalagmites from Qixing cave, Duyun, Guizhou. [In Chinese with English abstract.] Quaternary Sciences 24, 318324.Google Scholar
Reimer, P.J., Bard, E., Bayliss, A., Beck, J.W., Blackwell, P.G., Ramsey, C.B., Buck, C.E., et al., 2013. IntCal13 and Marine13 radiocarbon age calibration curves 0–50,000 years cal BP. Radiocarbon 55, 18691887.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Roberts, N., 2014. The Holocene: An Environmental History (Third Edition). Wiley Blackwell, Chichester, UK.Google Scholar
Schneider, J. L., Pollet, N., Chapron, E., Wessels, M., Wassmer, P., 2004. Signature of Rhine Valley sturzstrom dam failures in Holocene sediments of Lake Constance, Germany. Sedimentary Geology 169, 7591.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Shen, J., 2009. Progress and prospect of palaeolimnology research in China. [In Chinese with English abstract.] Journal of Lake Sciences 21, 307313.Google Scholar
Shen, J., 2012. Spatiotemporal variations of Chinese lakes and their driving mechanisms since the Last Glacial Maximum: A review and synthesis of lacustrine sediment archives. Chinese Science Bulletin 58, 1731.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Shen, J., Liu, X.Q., Wang, S.M., Ryo, M., 2005. Palaeoclimatic changes in the Qinghai Lake area during the last 18,000 years. Quaternary International 136, 131140.Google Scholar
Shi, Q., Wang, J.M., Chen, F.H., 1999. Preliminary Study on Grain Size Characteristics of Sediments and Depositional Environment of Palaeo-terminal Lake of Shiyang River. [In Chinese with English abstract.] Journal of Lanzhou University (Natural Sciences) 35, 194198.Google Scholar
Stuiver, M., Grootes, P.M., Braziunas, T.F., 1995. The GISP2 6180 climate record of the past 1 6500 years and the roles of the sun, ocean and volcanoes. Quaternary Research 44, 341354.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Sun, A.Z., Feng, Z.D., 2015. Climatic changes in the western part of the Chinese Loess Plateau during the Last Deglacial and the Holocene: a synthesis of pollen records. Quaternary International 372, 130141.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Sun, A.Z., Ma, Y.Z., Feng, Z.D., Li, F., 2007. Pollen-recorded climate changes between 13.0 and 7.0 14C ka BP in southern Ningxia, China. Chinese Science Bulletin 52, 10801088.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Sun, Q.L., Zhou, J., Xiao, J.L., 2001. Grain-size characteristics of Lake Daihai sediments and its paleaoenvironment. [In Chinese with English abstract.] Marine Geology and Quaternary Geology 21, 9395.Google Scholar
Veski, S., Amon, L., Heinsalu, A., Reitalu, T., Saarse, L., Stivrins, N., Vassiljev, J., 2012. Late glacial vegetation dynamics in the eastern Baltic region between 14,500 and 11,400 cal yr BP: A complete record since the Bølling (GI–1e) to the Holocene. Quaternary Science Reviews 40, 3953.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Wang, S.W., 2011. The Holocene Climate Change [In Chinese.] China Meteorogical Press, Beijing.Google Scholar
Wang, X.C., Zhu, C., Wu, L., Sun, W., Li, F., Zhou, F.Q., Qi, S.Z., Gong, Q.L., 2012. Grain-size characteristics and sedimentary environment change of JZ-2010 section in Jianghan Plain, Hubei Province. [In Chinese with English abstract.] Journal of Lake Sciences 24, 480486.Google Scholar
Wang, X.Y., Wu, L., Zhang, G.S., Wang, G.Y., Han, W.G., 2008. Characteristics and environmental significance of magnetic susceptibility and grain size of lake sediments since Holocene in Chaohu Lake, Anhui Province. [In Chinese with English abstract.] Scientia Geographica Sinica 28, 548553.Google Scholar
Wang, Y., Cheng, H., Edwards, R.L., An, Z., Wu, J., Shen, C., Dorale, J.A., 2001. A high resolution absolute-dated late Pleistocene monsoon record from Hulu Cave, China. Science 294, 23452348.CrossRefGoogle ScholarPubMed
Wang, Y.J., Cheng, H., Edwards, R. L., He, Y.Q., Kong, X.G., An, Z.S., Wu, J.Y., Kelly, M.J., Dykoski, C.A., Li, X.D., 2005. The Holocene Asian Monsoon: links to solar changes and North Atlantic climate. Science 308, 854857.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Winsor, K., Carlson, A.E., Caffee, M.W., Rood, D.H., 2015. Rapid last-deglacial thinning and retreat of the marine-terminating southwestern Greenland ice sheet. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 426, 112.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Wu, H.B., Chen, F.H., Wang, J.M., Shi, Q., 1999. Study on magnetic fabric parameters of lake sediments in area and environmental changes. [In Chinese with English abstract.] Marine Geology and Quaternary Geology 19, 95102.Google Scholar
Wu, H.L., 2009. A high resolution record of vegetation and environmental variation through the last~25,000 years in the western part of the Chinese Loess Plateau [In Chinese with English abstract.] Lanzhou University, Lanzhou.Google Scholar
Wu, L., Li, F., Zhu, C., Li, L., Li, B., 2012. Holocene environmental change and archaeology, Yangtze River Valley, China: Review and prospects. Geoscience Frontiers 3, 875892.Google Scholar
Wu, L., Wang, X.Y., Zhang, G.S., Xiao, X.Y., 2008. Vegetation and climate evolution since the Holocene recorded by pollen-charcoal assemblages from lacustrine sediments of Chaohu Lake in Anhui Province. [In Chinese with English abstract.] Journal of Palaeogeography 10, 183192.Google Scholar
Wu, L., Wang, X.Y., Zhou, K.S., Mo, D.W., Zhu, C., Gao, C., Zhang, G.S., Li, L., Liu, L., Han, W.G., 2010. Transmutation of ancient settlements and environmental changes between 6000–2000 aBP in the Chaohu Lake Basin, East China. Journal of Geographical Sciences 20, 687700.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Xiang, R., Sun, Y.B., Li, T.G., Oppo, D.W., Chen, M.H., Zheng, F., 2007. Paleoenvironmental change in the middle Okinawa Trough since the last deglaciation: Evidence from the sedimentation rate and planktonic foraminiferal record. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 243, 378393.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Xiao, X.Y., Haberle, S.G., Yang, X.D., Shen, J., Han, Y., Wang, S.M., 2014. New evidence on deglacial climatic variability from an alpine lacustrine record in northwestern Yunnan Province, southwestern China. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 406, 921.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Xie, H.X., Zhang, W.G., Gu, C.J., Dai, X.R., Yu, L.Z., John, D., 2006. Magnetic properties of sediments from Lake Chaohu and its response to sedimentary dynamics. [In Chinese with English Abstract.] Journal of Lake Sciences 18, 4348.Google Scholar
Yang, X.Q., Li, H.M., 2000. Magnetic anisotropy and its environmental significance in continental faulted basin — taking the Nihewan Basin as an example. [In Chinese with English abstract.] Marine Geology and Quaternary Geology 20, 4352.Google Scholar
Yang, X.Q., Su, Z.H., Yang, J., Huang, W.Y., 2012. Magnetic fabrics of Maar Lake sediments in tropical Southern China record hydrodynamic process. [In Chinese with English abstract.] Quaternary Sciences 32, 795802.Google Scholar
Yang, Y., Yuan, D.X., Cheng, H., Zhang, M.L., Qin, J.M., Lin, Y.S., Zhu, X.Y., 2010. Precise dating of abrupt shifts in the Asian Monsoon during the last deglaciation based on stalagmite data from Yamen Cave, Guizhou Province, China. Science China Earth Sciences 53, 633641.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
Yao, S.C., Wang, X.L., Xue, B., 2007. Preliminary study of deposition pattern of Gucheng Lake at Jiangsu during Holocene. [In Chinese with English abstract.] Quaternary Science 27, 365370.Google Scholar
Zeng, Y., Chen, J.A., Zhu, Z.J., Li, J., 2011. Advance and porspective of Rb/Sr ratios in lake sediments as an index of Plaeoclimate/Paleoenvironment. [In Chinese with English abstract.] Advances in Earth Science 26, 805810.Google Scholar
Zhang, W.G., Dai, X.R., Zhang, F.R., Shi, Y.X., Yu, L.Z., John, A.D., 2007. Magnetic properties of sediments from the Chaohu Lake for the last 7000 years and their implications for the evolution of Asian Monsoon. [In Chinese with English abstract.] Quaternary Sciences 27, 10531062.Google Scholar
Zhang, Y.F., Li, C.A., Chen, L., Kang, C.G., Yan, L.Q., Hu, S.H., Huo, J., 2008. Magnetic fabric of aqueous and aeolian sediments in the Middle Yangtze River. Acta Geologica Sinica 82, 857863.Google Scholar
Zhang, Y.F., Li, C.A., Yan, G.L., Dong, X.H., 2004. A comparative study of magnetic fabric characters between flooded sediments and normal river sediments. [In Chinese with English abstract.] Chinese Journal of Geophysics 47, 639645.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Send article to Kindle

To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

A multi-proxy lacustrine record of last deglacial–early Holocene environmental variability in the lower Yangtze region from the Chaohu Lake Basin, eastern China
Available formats
×

Send article to Dropbox

To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

A multi-proxy lacustrine record of last deglacial–early Holocene environmental variability in the lower Yangtze region from the Chaohu Lake Basin, eastern China
Available formats
×

Send article to Google Drive

To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

A multi-proxy lacustrine record of last deglacial–early Holocene environmental variability in the lower Yangtze region from the Chaohu Lake Basin, eastern China
Available formats
×
×

Reply to: Submit a response


Your details


Conflicting interests

Do you have any conflicting interests? *