A 3000-year high-resolution stalagmitebased record of palaeoclimate for northeastern South Africa

  title={A 3000-year high-resolution stalagmitebased record of palaeoclimate for northeastern South Africa},
  author={Karin Holmgren and Wibj{\"o}rn Karl{\'e}n and S. E. Lauritzen and Julia A Lee-Thorp and Timothy C. Partridge and Sj Piketh and P. Repinski and Court Stevenson and Ola Svanered and Peter D. Tyson},
  journal={The Holocene},
  pages={295 - 309}
High-resolution stable isotope variations and growth structure analyses of the last three millennia of a 6600-year stalagmite record at Cold Air Cave, Makapansgat Valley, South Africa, are presented. Growth layers, which are measurable over the last 250 years, are shown to be annual. The correlation between the width of growth layers and precipitation is strongly positive. Changes inδ18O andδ13C are positively correlated and inversely correlated to changes in the colour of the growth layers in… 

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