A late Quaternary pollen dataset from eastern continental Asia for vegetation and climate reconstructions: Set up and evaluation


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A total of 271 pollen records were selected from a large collection of both raw and digitized pollen spectra from eastern continental Asia (70°−135°E and 18°−55°N). Following pollen percentage recalculations, taxonomic homogenization, and age–depth model revision, the pollen spectra were interpolated at a 500-year resolution and a taxonomically harmonized and temporally standardized fossil pollen dataset established with 226 pollen taxa, covering the last 22 cal ka. Of the 271 pollen records, 85% were published since 1990, with reliable chronologies and high temporal resolutions; of these, 50% have raw data with complete pollen assemblages, ensuring the quality of this dataset. The pollen records available for each 500-year time slice are well distributed over all main vegetation types and climatic zones of the study area, making their pollen spectra suitable for paleovegetation and paleoclimate research. Such a dataset can be used as an example for the development of similar datasets for other regions of the world.



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DOI 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2013.02.003

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Cao, X. , Ni, J. , Herzschuh, U. , Wang, Y. and Zhao, Y. (2013): A late Quaternary pollen dataset from eastern continental Asia for vegetation and climate reconstructions: Set up and evaluation , Review of Palaeobotany and Palynology, 194 , pp. 21-37 . doi: 10.1016/j.revpalbo.2013.02.003


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