NOAA/WDS Paleoclimatology - Central Asia 500Kyr Speleothem Stable Isotope and Trace Element Data

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This archived Paleoclimatology Study is available from the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), under the World Data Service (WDS) for Paleoclimatology. The associated NCEI study type is Cave. The data include parameters of speleothems with a geographic location of Uzbekistan, Southcentral Asia. The time period coverage is from 456500 to -58 in calendar years before present (BP). See metadata information for parameter and study location details. Please cite this study when using the data.
  • Cite as: Cheng, H.; Spötl, C.; Breitenbach, S.F.M.; Sinha, A.; Wassenburg, J.A.; Jochum, K.P.; Scholz, D.; Li, X.; Yi, L.; Peng, Y.B.; Lv, Y.; Zhang, P.Z.; Votintseva, A.; Loginov, V.; Ning, Y.F.; Kathayat, G.; Edwards, R.L. (2017-01-21): NOAA/WDS Paleoclimatology - Central Asia 500Kyr Speleothem Stable Isotope and Trace Element Data. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/study/21350. Accessed [date].
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  • noaa-cave-21350
  • NCEI DSI 1200_01
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Coverage Description Date Range: 456500 cal yr BP to -58 cal yr BP;
Time Period -454550 to 2008
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 42.8667
S: 38.4
E: 81.75
W: 67.23
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General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Climate variations of Central Asia on orbital to millennial timescales
    • Associated Reference published 2016
      Hai Cheng, Christoph Spötl, Sebastian F.M. Breitenbach, Ashish Sinha, Jasper A. Wassenburg, Klaus Peter Jochum, Denis Scholz, Xianglei Li, Liang Yi, Youbing Peng, Yanbin Lv, Pingzhong Zhang, Antonina Votintseva, Vadim Loginov, Youfeng Ning, Gayatri Kathayat and R. Lawrence Edwards, 2016: Climate variations of Central Asia on orbital to millennial timescales. Scientific Reports, 5, , 10.1038/srep36975
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2017-01-21
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Data update frequency not available
Supplemental Information
STUDY NOTES: Speleothem oxygen and carbon isotope and trace element records from Tonnel’naya Cave, Uzbekistan, and Kesang cave, western China over most of the last 135,000 and 500,000 years, respectively.
ABSTRACT SUPPLIED BY ORIGINATOR: The extent to which climate variability in Central Asia is causally linked to large-scale changes in the Asian monsoon on varying timescales remains a longstanding question. Here we present precisely dated high-resolution speleothem oxygen-carbon isotope and trace element records of Central Asia's hydroclimate variability from Tonnel'naya cave, Uzbekistan, and Kesang cave, western China. On orbital timescales, the supra-regional climate variance, inferred from our oxygen isotope records, exhibits a precessional rhythm, punctuated by millennial-scale abrupt climate events, suggesting a close coupling with the Asian monsoon. However, the local hydroclimatic variability at both cave sites, inferred from carbon isotope and trace element records, shows climate variations that are distinctly different from their supra-regional modes. Particularly, hydroclimatic changes in both Tonnel'naya and Kesang areas during the Holocene lag behind the supra-regional climate variability by several thousand years. These observations may reconcile the apparent out-of-phase hydroclimatic variability, inferred from the Holocene lake proxy records, between Westerly Central Asia and Monsoon Asia.
Purpose Records of past temperature, precipitation, and other aspects of climate derived from mineral deposits found in caves. Parameter keywords describe what was measured in this dataset. Additional summary information can be found in the abstracts of papers listed in the dataset citations.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Cheng, H.; Spötl, C.; Breitenbach, S.F.M.; Sinha, A.; Wassenburg, J.A.; Jochum, K.P.; Scholz, D.; Li, X.; Yi, L.; Peng, Y.B.; Lv, Y.; Zhang, P.Z.; Votintseva, A.; Loginov, V.; Ning, Y.F.; Kathayat, G.; Edwards, R.L. (2017-01-21): NOAA/WDS Paleoclimatology - Central Asia 500Kyr Speleothem Stable Isotope and Trace Element Data. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/study/21350. Accessed [date].
  • Please cite original publication, online resource, dataset and publication DOIs (where available), and date accessed when using downloaded data. If there is no publication information, please cite investigator, title, online resource, and date accessed. The appearance of external links associated with a dataset does not constitute endorsement by the Department of Commerce/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration of external Web sites or the information, products or services contained therein. For other than authorized activities, the Department of Commerce/NOAA does not exercise any editorial control over the information you may find at these locations. These links are provided consistent with the stated purpose of this Department of Commerce/NOAA Web site.
Cited Authors
  • Cheng, H.
  • Spötl, C.
  • Breitenbach, S.F.M.
  • Sinha, A.
  • Wassenburg, J.A.
  • Jochum, K.P.
  • Scholz, D.
  • Li, X.
  • Yi, L.
  • Peng, Y.B.
  • Lv, Y.
  • Zhang, P.Z.
  • Votintseva, A.
  • Loginov, V.
  • Ning, Y.F.
  • Kathayat, G.
  • Edwards, R.L.
Originators
  • Cheng, H.
  • Spötl, C.
  • Breitenbach, S.F.M.
  • Sinha, A.
  • Wassenburg, J.A.
  • Jochum, K.P.
  • Scholz, D.
  • Li, X.
  • Yi, L.
  • Peng, Y.B.
  • Lv, Y.
  • Zhang, P.Z.
  • Votintseva, A.
  • Loginov, V.
  • Ning, Y.F.
  • Kathayat, G.
  • Edwards, R.L.
Publishers
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Climate Indicators > Paleoclimate Indicators > Land Records > Cave Deposits
  • Earth Science > Climate Indicators > Paleoclimate Indicators > Speleothems
  • Earth Science > Paleoclimate > Land Records > Cave Deposits
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • earth science > paleoclimate > speleothems
  • earth science > paleoclimate > speleothems
  • earth science > paleoclimate > speleothems
  • earth science > paleoclimate > speleothems
  • earth science > paleoclimate > speleothems
  • earth science > paleoclimate > speleothems
  • earth science > paleoclimate > speleothems
  • earth science > paleoclimate > speleothems
  • earth science > paleoclimate > speleothems
  • earth science > paleoclimate > speleothems
  • earth science > paleoclimate > speleothems > trace metals
  • earth science > paleoclimate > speleothems > carbon isotopes
  • earth science > paleoclimate > speleothems > oxygen isotopes
  • Monsoon
Place keywords
  • Continent > Asia > Southcentral Asia > Uzbekistan> Tonnel’naya Cave > LATITUDE 38.4 > LONGITUDE 67.23
  • Continent > Asia > Eastern Asia > China > Xinjiang> Kesang Cave > LATITUDE 42.8667 > LONGITUDE 81.75
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Cheng, H.; Spötl, C.; Breitenbach, S.F.M.; Sinha, A.; Wassenburg, J.A.; Jochum, K.P.; Scholz, D.; Li, X.; Yi, L.; Peng, Y.B.; Lv, Y.; Zhang, P.Z.; Votintseva, A.; Loginov, V.; Ning, Y.F.; Kathayat, G.; Edwards, R.L. (2017-01-21): NOAA/WDS Paleoclimatology - Central Asia 500Kyr Speleothem Stable Isotope and Trace Element Data. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/study/21350. Accessed [date].
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