Li, Y., Wang, N., Li, Z., Zhou, X., Zhang, C., 2012. Impacts of evaporation and circulation on lake evolution: paleoenvironmental implications for Holocene sediments at different locations of Lake Zhuye, Hexi Corridor. (in Chinese)  Chen, F., Zhu, Y., Li, J., Shi, Q., Jin, L., Wünemann, B., 2001. Abrupt Holocene changes of the Asian monsoon at millennial–and centennial–scales: Evidence from lake sediment document in Minqin Basin, NW China. According to the OSL and radiocarbon ages from paleo-shorelines in the northeast of the lake basin, high lake levels mainly occurred during the early and middle Holocene, and a drought tendency appeared during the late Holocene. Pollen records from the western lake were significantly affected by alluvial pollen whereas pollen records from the middle and the eastern lake reflect pollen assemblages well mixed by lake hydrodynamic processes.
Lake evaporation: a possible factor affecting lake level changes tested by modern observational data in arid and semi-arid China. Environmental changes in Zhuye Lake are mainly affected by the evolution of the Asian summer monsoon, but also affected by the mid-latitude westerlies, reflecting the interaction of the two large circulation systems.
1 Millennial-scale environmental changes in Zhuye Lake, northwest China Lake records from Zhuye Lake show that early Holocene was relatively humid and the mid-Holocene environment was characterized by an appropriate combination of precipitation and evaporation. There was a centennial-scale drought event during the mid-Holocene, which was recorded by sand layers in various locations of the lake basin.
Holocene Climate Cycles in Northwest Margin of Asian Monsoon. A major problem is that there are a large volume of papers in the area that are related to the Quaternary science while various subjects are involved.
In recent years, scientists have made a lot of progress on the late Quaternary environmental changes in the area, and promoted the study of long-term monsoon and westerly winds changes, but there are still some controversies.
Climatic and environmental change in Yanchi Lake, Northwest China since the Late Glacial: A comprehensive analysis of lake sediments. Some summer precipitation is from the summer monsoon moisture transport, while the area is mainly controlled by the mid-latitude westerly circulation, which is a key area for studies on the interactions between the summer monsoon and the westerlies.
The area is in the northwest margin of the Asian summer monsoon.
Millennial–scale Holocene climate variability in the NW China drylands and links to the tropical Pacific and the North Atlantic.
Climatic and environmental change in Yanchi Lake, Northwest China since the Late Glacial: A comprehensive analysis of lake sediments.  Yu, Y., Yang, T., Li, J., Liu, J., An, C., Liu, X., Su, X., 2006.
Carbonate mineral is the major salt mineral in the lake.
Millennial-scale evolution of salt minerals reflects the general rules of Salt Lake, and changes in salt minerals correspond with variations in other proxies.
 Li, Y., Wang, N., Li, Z., Zhang, C., Zhou, X., 2012. Holocene climate variations from Zhuyeze terminal lake records in East Asian monsoon margin in arid northern China.  Long, H., Lai, Z., Fuchs, M., Zhang, J., Li, Y., 2012. C., Peng, J., Ma, Y., Chen, G., Feng, Z., Li, B., Fan, H., Chang, F., Lei, G., Wünemann, B., 2004. Pollen concentration was high and pollen types were rich during the mid-Holocene.