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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, vol. 130, no. 1 , pp. 7-13 , doi: 10.26749/rstpp.130.1.7.

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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 between 101 and 98 ka indicates that moisture availability was increasing slightly in advance
of rising temperature.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Desmarchelier, JM and Goede, A
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
ISSN: 0080-4703
DOI / ID Number: 10.26749/rstpp.130.1.7
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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