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Science Advances  16 Oct 2020:
Vol. 6, no. 42, eabb2459
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abb2459

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vol. 6 no. 42

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  • Received for publication February 10, 2020
  • Accepted for publication August 12, 2020
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  1. Hanying Li1,*,
  2. Ashish Sinha2,*,,
  3. Aurèle Anquetil André3,
  4. Christoph Spötl4,
  5. Hubert B. Vonhof5,
  6. Arnaud Meunier3,
  7. Gayatri Kathayat1,
  8. Pengzhen Duan1,
  9. Ny Riavo G. Voarintsoa6,
  10. Youfeng Ning1,
  11. Jayant Biswas7,
  12. Peng Hu8,9,
  13. Xianglei Li10,
  14. Lijuan Sha1,
  15. Jingyao Zhao1,
  16. R. Lawrence Edwards10 and
  17. Hai Cheng1,10,
  1. 1Institute of Global Environmental Change, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Xi’an, China.
  2. 2Department of Earth Science, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA, USA.
  3. 3François Leguat Giant Tortoise and Cave Reserve, Anse Quitor, Rodrigues Island, Mauritius.
  4. 4Institute of Geology, University of Innsbruck, 6020 Innsbruck, Austria.
  5. 5Max Planck Institute of Chemistry, Hahn-Meitnerweg 1, Mainz, Germany.
  6. 6Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Leuven, Belgium.
  7. 7National Cave Research and Protection Organization, Raipur, India.
  8. 8Center for Monsoon System Research, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
  9. 9University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China.
  10. 10Department of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA.
  1. Corresponding author. Email: asinha{at} (A.S.); cheng021{at} (H.C.)
  • * These authors contributed equally to this work.


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