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Lake Sugan, Northern Tibetan Plateau, China
Reference
He, Y.-X., Liu, W.-G., Zhao, C., Wang, Z., Wang, H.-Y., Liu, Y., Qin, X.-Y., Hu, Q.-H., An, Z.-S. and Liu, Z.-H. 2013. Solar influenced late Holocene temperature changes on the northern Tibetan Plateau. Chinese Science Bulletin 58: 1053-1059.

Description
Working with a sediment core that they extracted from the center of Lake Sugan (38°52'N, 93°75'E), He et al. developed a decadally-resolved alkenone-based temperature record for that part of the Qaidam Basin of the northern Tibetan Plateau that covered the last 2200 years. This record revealed the presence of the MWP between AD 700 and 1350; and the Chinese researchers state that regional temperatures during the peak warmth of the MWP, which occurred over the period AD 1000-1100, exceeded those in the recent warm period by approximately 4.0°C.