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Compound specific D/H ratios and molecular distributions of higher plant leaf waxes as novel paleoenvironmental indicators in the Chinese Loess Plateau



Compound specific D/H ratios and molecular distributions of higher plant leaf waxes as novel paleoenvironmental indicators in the Chinese Loess Plateau



Organic Geochemistry 36(6): 851-860



We measured D/H ratios of individual long chain leaf wax n-alkanes isolated from a loess profile spanning the last 130 ka from Xifeng, China. The delta D values show large variation (-140 to -200 per mil) for the past 130 ka and are highly correlated with changes in magnetic susceptibility (MS), an accepted proxy for past monsoon circulation in the Chinese Loess Plateau.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2005.01.006


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