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### 开封市西郊地层“崇祯大旱”事件的孢粉记录

1. 1. 河南大学资源与环境研究所,开封 475004
2. 黄河文明传承与现代文明建设河南省协同创新中心,开封 475001
3. 河北师范大学泥河湾考古研究院,石家庄 050024
• 收稿日期:2015-06-11 修回日期:2015-08-15 出版日期:2015-11-15 发布日期:2015-11-15
• 作者简介:

作者简介：刘德新(1989- ),男,河南柘城人,博士研究生,主要从事土壤与沉积物环境变化研究。E-mail:liudexin269@163.com

• 基金资助:
国家自然科学基金（41171409）;教育部人文社会科学重点研究基地重大项目（12JJD790023）;教育部和河南省共建河南大学项目（SBGJ090101）;河南大学研究生优秀学位论文培育计划（Y1424004）

### A study of the Chong Zhen Drought event from pollen records in the western suburbs of Kaifeng city, China

Dexin LIU1(), Jianhua MA1,2(), Qinghai XU3, Lei GU1, Yanfang CHEN1

1. 1. Institute of Natural Resources and Environment, Henan University, Kaifeng 475004, China
2. Collaborative Innovation Center on Yellow River Civilization of Henan Province, Kaifeng 475001, China
3. Institute of Nihewan Archaeology Research, Hebei Normal University, Shijiazhuang 050024, China
• Received:2015-06-11 Revised:2015-08-15 Online:2015-11-15 Published:2015-11-15

Abstract:

Close and complicated correlations between climate change and historical social events have been found in recent research, and environmental change functions as an important factor for the rise and fall of human civilization. Although it is unlikely for environmental change today to produce the same impacts as those that happened in the past because of social development, historical case studies of climate change impacts and the resulting social responses can provide analogies for better understanding the impacts of current and future climate change. A 9-m long core was obtained from the western suburbs of Kaifeng City, Henan Province. Detailed pollen analysis, along with AMS14C dating, grain size and historical documents revealed an extreme drought event in the Late Ming Dynasty (AD 1637-1643) in North China. Sediments below the surface of 0-1.8 m interval of the core are the Yellow River warping layer in the mid-20th century and the recent accumulation layer. In the years AD 1642-1644 and AD 1841, the Yellow River flood sediments deposited below the surface of 4-7.8 m interval and 1.8-4 m interval respectively. There are four pollen zones of 7.8-9 m, 5-7.8 m, 2-5 m and 0-2 m. Hence, the pollen of Kaifeng core is composed of local pollen, regional pollen and extra-regional pollen, most of which come from regional pollen. During the periods of 1440-1450 the weather became dry and during the periods of 1450-1490, the degree of drought ranked only second to the Late Ming Dynasty in North China. It turns out that the 5-7.8 m interval’s palynological assemblage proved the Chongzhen Drought event. The extreme drought event had a devastating effect not only on hydrology and agriculture, but also on society and economy. During the time when the 6.7-7.8 m interval was deposited, the percentage of arboreal pollen dramatically decreased, while Chenopodiaceae pollen increased remarkably, and the percentage of Taraxacum and Asteraceae also increased, drought indicator species such as Nitraria and Ephedra pollen appeared during this period. The percentage of arboreal pollen increased, however, particularly that of Pinus pollen when the 5-6.7 m interval was deposited. Probably because the decrease of vegetation coverage and increase of precipitation variability in the middle reaches of the Yellow River during the drought, which led to more pollen of the top soils into the Yellow River and transport with water. Large arboreal pollen were carried by the flood to the downstream due to suspension ability and deposited in the water slowly or nearly stagnation. In addition, the surface of the Yellow River flooding sedimentary would also accept local pollen, regional pollen and extra-regional pollen, especially Pinus pollen under the influence of the wind. We only have one age data in this study due to the lack of suitable dating materials for accurate radiometric dating, however, this may reduce the accuracy of the study. Moreover, we confirmed the Chongzhen Drought event based on pollen analysis but did not analyze the reasons.