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High resolution stable isotope analysis of a Tasmanian speleothem.
Desmarchelier, JM and Goede, A (1996) High resolution stable isotope analysis of a Tasmanian speleothem. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, 103 (1). pp. 7-13. ISSN 0080-4703
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High resolution oxygen and carbon isotope analyses of part of a uniform diameter stalagmite from a cave in northern Tasmania have been used to study the climatic transition from stadial to interstadial conditions during the early Last Glacial (109-95 ka). A significant change in oxygen isotope values suggests that temperature warmed rapidly by approximately 2°-3°C between 100 and 97 ka. A decrease in carbon isotope values berween I 0 I and 98 ka indicates that moisture availability was increasing slightly in advance of rising temperature.
|Keywords:||Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Page Range:||pp. 7-13|
|Additional Information:||Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania|
|Date Deposited:||22 May 2012 04:06|
|Last Modified:||18 Nov 2014 04:33|
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