Periodic 18.6-year and cyclic 11-year induced drought and flood in northeastern China and some global implications

Analysis of a drought-flood index for Peking in northeastern China since A.D. 1470 supports evidence for both periodic lunar nodal 18.6-year and solar cyclic 11-year induced drought-flood in the region

R Currie

2003

Scholarcy highlights

  • Analysis of a drought-flood index for Peking in northeastern China since A.D. 1470 supports evidence for both periodic lunar nodal 18.6-year and solar cyclic 11-year induced drought-flood in the region
  • China's unique wealth of written history provides an abundance of proxy data on the climatic record and that record furnishes a basis for analysing both long-term and short-term fluctuations, as well as sunspot behavior, that together provide an insight into extraterrestrial forcing
  • The nodal term exhibits bistable phasing with respect to epochs of tidal maxima, a phenomenon previously found in drought-flood proxy data for South America, India, North America, and Africa
  • Solar cycle epochs of drought-flood are tabulated for the past two centuries, and compared with those from North America and Africa

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