Fig. 1 (IMAGE) Science China Press Caption Locations of the arid Central Asia region (CA), monsoonal South Asia (SA) and East Asia (EA), as well as annual cycles of precipitation oxygen stable isotope ratio, precipitation and surface air temperature in the CA, SA, and EA regions. Credit ©Science China Press Usage Restrictions Use with credit. License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.