Articles | Volume 28
Workshop report
01 Dec 2020
Workshop report |  | 01 Dec 2020

Scientific drilling workshop on the Weihe Basin Drilling Project (WBDP): Cenozoic tectonic–monsoon interactions

Zhisheng An, Peizhen Zhang, Hendrik Vogel, Yougui Song, John Dodson, Thomas Wiersberg, Xijie Feng, Huayu Lu, Li Ai, and Youbin Sun

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Cited articles

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An, Z., Kutzbach, J. E., Prell, W. L., and Porter, S. C.: Evolution of Asian monsoons and phased uplift of the Himaya-Tibtan plateau since Late Miocene times, Nature, 411, 62–66,, 2001. 
An, Z., Huang, Y., Liu, W., Guo, Z., Steven, C., Li, L., Warren, P., Ning, Y., Cai, Y., and Zhou, W.: Multiple expansions of C4 plant biomass in East Asia since 7 Ma coupled with strengthened monsoon circulation, Geology, 33, 705–708,, 2005. 
An, Z., Wu, G., Li, J., Sun, Y., Liu, Y., Zhou, W., Cai, Y., Duan, A., Li, L., Mao, J., Cheng, H., Shi, Z., Tan, L., Yan, H., Ao, H., Chang, H., and Feng, J.: Global Monsoon Dynamics and Climate Change, Annu. Rev. Earth. Pl. Sc., 43, 29–77,, 2015. 
Short summary
Earth has experienced remarkable climate–environmental changes in the last 65 million years. The Weihe Basin with its 6000–8000 m infill of a continuous sedimentary sequence gives a unique continental archive for the study of the Cenozoic environment and exploration of deep biospheres. This workshop report concludes key objectives of the two-phase Weihe Basin Drilling Project and the global significance of reconstructing Cenozoic climate evolution and tectonic–monsoon interaction in East Asia.