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Temperature Variation in China During the Last Two Millennia, NOAA/NCDC/WDC Paleoclimatology
Entry ID: NOAA_NCDC_PALEO_2002-061

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Abstract: [ABSTRACT]
Three alternate China-wide temperature composites covering the last
2000 years were established by combining multiple paleoclimate proxy
records obtained from ice cores, tree rings, lake sediments and
historical documents. Five periods of temperature variation can be
identified: a warm stage in AD 0-240, a cold interval between AD 240
and 800, a return to warm conditions from AD ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 56.58   S: 15.06   E: 137.97   W: 70.83

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Yang, B., Braeuning, A., Johnson, K.R., and Yafeng, S.
Dataset Title: Temperature Variation in China During the Last Two Millennia
Dataset Release Date: September 2002
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: IGBP PAGES/WDC Paleoclimatology Contribution #2002-061
Other Citation Details: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program, Boulder CO, USA
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 0001-01-01
Stop Date: 1990-12-31
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 2000 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
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Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 degree
Longitude Resolution: 1 degree
Temporal Resolution: annual
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Use Constraints None
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Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: Data Contribution Series #2002-061

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA
Distribution Media: online ftp, www
Distribution Format: ascii
Fees: none
Contact Address:
Institute of Cold and Arid Regions Environmental and Engineering
Chinese Academy of Sciences
Country: China
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Yang, B., Braeuning, A., Johnson, K.R., and Yafeng, S., 2002, General
characteristics of temperature variation in China during the last two
millennia. Geophysical Research Letters, 10.1029/2001GL014485, 11 May
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-04-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-24