Stalagmite evidence for the onset of the Last Interglacial in southern Europe at 129+/- 1 ka

Drysdale, R. N., Zanchetta, G., Hellstrom, J. C., Fallick, A. E. and Zhao, J. X. (2005) Stalagmite evidence for the onset of the Last Interglacial in southern Europe at 129+/- 1 ka. Geophysical Research Letters, 32 L24708: 1-4. doi:10.1029/2005GL024658


Author Drysdale, R. N.
Zanchetta, G.
Hellstrom, J. C.
Fallick, A. E.
Zhao, J. X.
Title Stalagmite evidence for the onset of the Last Interglacial in southern Europe at 129+/- 1 ka
Journal name Geophysical Research Letters   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0094-8276
Publication date 2005
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1029/2005GL024658
Volume 32
Issue L24708
Start page 1
End page 4
Total pages 4
Place of publication Washington, DC, USA
Publisher American Geophysical Union
Collection year 2005
Language eng
Subject C1
260301 Geochronology and Isotope Geochemistry
780104 Earth sciences
Abstract Multi-proxy data from an Italian stalagmite constrain the commencement of full Last Interglacial conditions in southern Europe at 129 +/- 1 ka, consistent with absolutely dated records currently available from both hemispheres. The post-glacial transition towards warmer and wetter conditions commenced at 134 +/- 2 ka. Oxygen isotope evidence suggests this was interrupted briefly at 130 +/- 2 ka, an event probably related to the 'Termination II pause' associated with Heinrich Event 11. For most of the stalagmite, the pattern of delta(18)O variation mimics the air temperature record from the Vostok ice core, especially through marine isotope stage 5. There is no obvious evidence for substantial 'early interglacial' warming.
Keyword Geosciences, Multidisciplinary
Sea-level
Penultimate Deglaciation
Thermohaline Circulation
Climate Reconstruction
Duration
Growth
Cave
Constraints
Speleothems
History
Q-Index Code C1

 
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