Researchers from the University of Rochester have been using stratigraphy within the Qaidam Basin of Tibet to unravel how climate has changed during the Miocene. Color, according to one of the researchers, can be a good indicator of past climate. Red indicates a wetter climate while white indicates a dryer climate. I wonder if the stratigraphy we mapped in Manchester, predominantly red in color, would indicate a wetter climate as well? Follow the link below for more details on the Tibet paleoclimate research.