Hai Cheng

Research Scientist
Department of Geology and Geophysics
University of Minnesota
E-mail: cheng021@umn.edu

Fields of interest:

  • Geochemistry, 
  • Geochronology, 
  • Paleoclimatology 
  • Gobal climate change


Recent publications:

H. Cheng, D. Fleitmann, R.L. Edwards, S.J. Burns, A.
Timing of the 8.2-kyr event in a stalagmite from Northern Oman,
PAGES, Vol. 16, (2008), pp. 29-30.

P.Z. Zhang, H. Cheng, R.L. Edwards, F.H. Chen, Y.J. Wang,
X.L. Yang, J. Liu, M. Tan, X.F. Wang, J.H. Liu, C.L. An, Z.B. Dai, J. Zhou, D.Z.
Zhang, J.H. Jia, L.Y. Jin, K.R. Johnson:
A test of climate, sun, and culture relationships from a 1810-year Chinese Cave
Science, Vol. 322, (2008), pp. 940-942.

H. Cheng, R.L. Edwards, C.C. Shen, J. Woodhead, J.
Hellstrom, Y.J. Wang, X.G. Kong, X.F. Wang:

A new generation of Th-230 dating techniques: Tests of precision and accuracy,
GEOCHIMICA ET COSMOCHIMICA ACTA, Vol. 72, (2008), pp. 157-157.

Y.J. Wang, H. Cheng, R.L. Edwards, X.G. Kong, X.H. Shao,
J.Y. Wu, Z.S. An:

Millennial- and orbital- scale changes in the East Asian Monsoon over the past 224,000
Nature, Vol. 451, (2008), pp. 1090-1093.

H. Cheng, R.L. Edwards, Y.J. Wang, X.G. Kong, Y.F. Ming, C.D.
Gallup, M.J. Kelly, X.F. Wang. and W.G. Liu:

A penultimate glacial monsoon record from Hulu Cave and two-phase glacial
Geology, Vol. 34, (2006), pp. 217-220. 

Y.J. Wang, H. Cheng, R.L. Edwards, Y.Q. He, X.G. Kong, Z.S.
An, J.Y. Wu, M.J. Kelly, C.A. Dykosk, X.D. Li:

The Holocene Asian monsoon: links to solar changes and North Atlantic climate,
Science, Vol. 308, (2005), pp. 854-857.

D.X. Yuan, H. Cheng, R.L. Edwards, C.A. Dykoski, M.J.
Kelly, M.L. Zhang, J.M. Qing, Y.S. Lin, Y.J. Wang, J.Y. Wu, J.A. Dorale, Z.S. An,
Y.J. Cai:

Timing, duration, and transitions of the Last Interglacial Asian Monsoon,
Science, Vol. 304, (2004), pp. 575-578.

Y.J. Wang, H. Cheng, R.L. Edwards, Z.S. An, J.Y. Wu, C.-C.
Shen and J.A. Dorale:

A high-resolution absolute-dated late Pleistocene monsoon record from Hulu Cave,
China. Science, Vol. 294, (2001), pp. 2345-2348.

H. Cheng, J.F. Adkins, R.L. Edwards  and E.A. Boyle:
U-Th dating of deep-sea corals,
Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Vol. 64, (2000), pp. 2401-2416.

H. Cheng, R.L. Edwards, J. Hoff, C.D. Gallup, D.A.
Richards and Y. Asmerom:

The half-life of uranium-234 and thorium-230,
Chemical Geology, Vol. 169, (2000), pp. 17-33.