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Environmental influences on speleothem growth in southwestern Oregon during the last 380 000 years

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The growth of carbonate formations in caves (speleothems) is sensitive to changes in environmental conditions at the surface (temperature, precipitation and vegetation) and can provide useful paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental information. We use 73 230Th dates from speleothems collected from a cave in southwestern Oregon (USA) to constrain speleothem growth for the past 380 000 years. Most speleothem growth occurred during interglacial periods, whereas little growth occurred during glacial...

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10.1016/j.epsl.2009.01.008

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Journal:
EARTH AND PLANETARY SCIENCE LETTERS
Volume:
279
Issue:
3-4
Pages:
316-325
Publication date:
2009-03-30
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ISSN:
0012-821X
Source identifiers:
184802
Language:
English
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uuid:40356b34-5ee0-4bd8-aaac-bef4ad867a3d
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pubs:184802
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2012-12-19

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