||Rashid Harunur1, Marche Brittany1, Vermooten Marli1, Parry Devon1, Webb Michaela1, Brockway Brent1, Langer Keesha1
||1 : Mem Univ Newfoundland, Earth & Environm Sci, Corner Brook, NF, Canada.
||Journal Of Geophysical Research-atmospheres (2169-897X) (Amer Geophysical Union), 2016-02 , Vol. 121 , N. 4 , P. 1611-1614
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||East Asian winter monsoon, Holocene, subpolar North Atlantic Ocean, eastern tropical Indian Ocean
Comparing paleoproxy records throughout China and two climate models simulation results, Zhang et al. (2015) reported asynchronous Holocene spatiotemporal decline of the East Asian winter monsoon. Six sea surface temperature (SST) proxy records from the Atlantic Ocean and northern Indian Ocean and South China Sea were used to validate climate simulations results. However, the referred Mg/Ca SST record from the western Atlantic Ocean is simply nonexistent and the northeast Atlantic Mg/Ca SST data do not reflect winter SST as Zhang et al. (2015) argued to support the driving mechanisms. Furthermore, the western Indian Ocean SSTs data used in Zhang et al. (2015) do not reflect the winter SSTs or regional changes in the Holocene SSTs. Therefore, we question the validity of model simulation results and hence the reliability of conclusions in Zhang et al. (2015).
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