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Press Release 08-196
Dry Spells Spelled Trouble in Ancient China

Weakening of summer monsoons to blame

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Graph showing the comparison of Asian monsoons, Northern Hemisphere temperatrues, and glacier data.

Asian monsoons, Northern Hemisphere temperatures and alpine glacier data across 1,800 years are compared.

Credit: Adapted from Zhang, Pingzhong et al., Science, 11/7/2008 by Zina Deretsky, National Science Foundation


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Nov. 7, 2008 cover of Science magazine.

The researchers' findings are published in the Nov. 7, 2008, issue of Science.

Credit: Copyright 2008 AAAS


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