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Reconstruction of temperature in the Central Alps during the past 2000 yr from a y 18 O stalagmite record

  title={Reconstruction of temperature in the Central Alps during the past 2000 yr from a y 18 O stalagmite record},
  author={Andrea Manginia and C. Sp{\"o}tlb and P. Verdesa},
The precisely dated isotopic composition of a stalagmite from Spannagel Cave in the Central Alps is translated into a highly resolved record of temperature at high elevation during the past 2000 yr. Temperature maxima during the Medieval Warm Period between 800 and 1300 AD are in average about 1.7 8C higher than the minima in the Little Ice Age and similar to present-day values. The high correlation of this record to DC suggests that solar variability was a major driver of climate in Central… 

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