Triassic-Jurassic climate in continental high-latitude Asia was dominated by obliquity-paced variations (Junggar Basin, Urumqi, China)

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Triassic-Jurassic climate in continental high-latitude Asia was dominated by obliquity-paced variations (Junggar Basin, Urumqi, China). / Sha, Jingeng; Olsen, Paul E; Pan, Yanhong; Xu, Daoyi; Wang, Yaqiang; Zhang, Xiaolin; Yao, Xiaogang; Vajda, Vivi.

I: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Vol. 112, Nr. 12, 2015, s. 3624-3629.

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Sha, Jingeng ; Olsen, Paul E ; Pan, Yanhong ; Xu, Daoyi ; Wang, Yaqiang ; Zhang, Xiaolin ; Yao, Xiaogang ; Vajda, Vivi. / Triassic-Jurassic climate in continental high-latitude Asia was dominated by obliquity-paced variations (Junggar Basin, Urumqi, China). I: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2015 ; Vol. 112, Nr. 12. s. 3624-3629.

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T1 - Triassic-Jurassic climate in continental high-latitude Asia was dominated by obliquity-paced variations (Junggar Basin, Urumqi, China)

AU - Sha, Jingeng

AU - Olsen, Paul E

AU - Pan, Yanhong

AU - Xu, Daoyi

AU - Wang, Yaqiang

AU - Zhang, Xiaolin

AU - Yao, Xiaogang

AU - Vajda, Vivi

PY - 2015

Y1 - 2015

N2 - Empirical constraints on orbital gravitational solutions for the Solar System can be derived from the Earth's geological record of past climates. Lithologically based paleoclimate data from the thick, coal-bearing, fluvial-lacustrine sequences of the Junggar Basin of Northwestern China (paleolatitude similar to 60 degrees) show that climate variability of the warm and glacier-free high latitudes of the latest Triassic-Early Jurassic (similar to 198-202 Ma) Pangea was strongly paced by obliquity-dominated (similar to 40 ky) orbital cyclicity, based on an age model using the 405-ky cycle of eccentricity. In contrast, coeval low-latitude continental climate was much more strongly paced by climatic precession, with virtually no hint of obliquity. Although this previously unknown obliquity dominance at high latitude is not necessarily unexpected in a high CO2 world, these data deviate substantially from published orbital solutions in period and amplitude for eccentricity cycles greater than 405 ky, consistent with chaotic diffusion of the Solar System. In contrast, there are indications that the Earth-Mars orbital resonance was in today's 2-to-1 ratio of eccentricity to inclination. These empirical data underscore the need for temporally comprehensive, highly reliable data, as well as new gravitational solutions fitting those data.

AB - Empirical constraints on orbital gravitational solutions for the Solar System can be derived from the Earth's geological record of past climates. Lithologically based paleoclimate data from the thick, coal-bearing, fluvial-lacustrine sequences of the Junggar Basin of Northwestern China (paleolatitude similar to 60 degrees) show that climate variability of the warm and glacier-free high latitudes of the latest Triassic-Early Jurassic (similar to 198-202 Ma) Pangea was strongly paced by obliquity-dominated (similar to 40 ky) orbital cyclicity, based on an age model using the 405-ky cycle of eccentricity. In contrast, coeval low-latitude continental climate was much more strongly paced by climatic precession, with virtually no hint of obliquity. Although this previously unknown obliquity dominance at high latitude is not necessarily unexpected in a high CO2 world, these data deviate substantially from published orbital solutions in period and amplitude for eccentricity cycles greater than 405 ky, consistent with chaotic diffusion of the Solar System. In contrast, there are indications that the Earth-Mars orbital resonance was in today's 2-to-1 ratio of eccentricity to inclination. These empirical data underscore the need for temporally comprehensive, highly reliable data, as well as new gravitational solutions fitting those data.

KW - orbital forcing

KW - obliquity cycle

KW - Triassic-Jurassic

KW - lacustrine

KW - sediments

KW - solar system chaos

U2 - 10.1073/pnas.1501137112

DO - 10.1073/pnas.1501137112

M3 - Article

VL - 112

SP - 3624

EP - 3629

JO - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

T2 - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

JF - Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

SN - 1091-6490

IS - 12

ER -