Climate dynamics during the penultimate glacial period recorded in a speleothem from Kanaan Cave, Lebanon (central Levant)

  title={Climate dynamics during the penultimate glacial period recorded in a speleothem from Kanaan Cave, Lebanon (central Levant)},
  author={Carole Nehme and Sophie Verheyden and Sebastian F. M. Breitenbach and David Paul Gillikin and Anouk Verheyden and Hai Cheng and Richard Lawrence Edwards and John C. Hellstrom and Stephen R. Noble and Andrew R. Farrant and Diana Sahy and Thomas Goovaerts and Ghada Salem and Philippe Claeys},
  journal={Quaternary Research},
  pages={10 - 25}
Abstract Little is known about terrestrial climate dynamics in the Levant during the penultimate interglacial-glacial period. To decipher the palaeoclimatic history of the Marine Oxygen Isotope Stage (MIS) 6 glacial period, a well-dated stalagmite (~194 to ~154 ka) from Kanaan Cave on the Mediterranean coast in Lebanon was analyzed for its petrography, growth history, and stable isotope geochemistry. A resolved climate record has been recovered from this precisely U–Th dated speleothem… 
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