Two millennia of tropical cyclone‐induced mud layers in a northern Yucatán stalagmite: Multiple overlapping climatic hazards during the Maya Terminal Classic “megadroughts”

  title={Two millennia of tropical cyclone‐induced mud layers in a northern Yucat{\'a}n stalagmite: Multiple overlapping climatic hazards during the Maya Terminal Classic “megadroughts”},
  author={Amy Benoit Frappier and James Pyburn and Aurora D. Pinkey-Drobnis and Xianfeng Wang and D. Reide Corbett and Bruce H. Dahlin},
  journal={Geophysical Research Letters},
  pages={5148 - 5157}
An annually laminated stalagmite from the northern Yucatán Peninsula contains mud layers from 256 cave flooding events over 2240 years. This new conservative proxy for paleotempestology recorded cave flooding events with a recurrence interval of 8.3 years during the twentieth century, with the greatest frequency during the twentieth century and the least frequent during the seventeenth century. Tropical cyclone (TC) events are unlikely to flood the cave during drought when the water table is… 

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