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High resolution stable isotope analysis of a Tasmanian speleothem.

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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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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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
ISSN: 0080-4703
Additional Information: Copyright Royal Society of Tasmania
Date Deposited: 22 May 2012 04:06
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:33
URI: http://eprints.utas.edu.au/id/eprint/13657
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