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Speleothem evidence for changes in Indian summer monsoon precipitation over the last 2300 years

Auteurs :
DENNISTON, R.F.
GONZÁLEZ, L.A.
ASMEROM, Y.
SHARMA, R.H.
REAGAN, M.K.

Description :
Speleothems from a well-ventilated dolomitic cave in the Pokhara Valley, central Nepal, preserve a mineralogic record of Indian summer monsoon variability over the past 2300 yr. Annually deposited aragonite layers formed between 2300 and 1500 yr B.P., indicating reduced monsoon precipitation and increased cave aridity, whereas alternating calcite/aragonite laminae deposited after 1500 yr B.P. record elevated summer monsoon precipitation and increased cave humidity. Dense, optically clear calcite layers deposited from 450 to 360 yr B.P. indicate a less-evaporative cave environment and suggest moister and/or cooler conditions , possibly related to the Little Ice Age.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Quaternary research, issn : 0033-5894, 2000, vol. 53, n°. 2, p. 196-202, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 49 ref.

Date :
2000

Editeur :
Pays édition : Etats-Unis, San Diego, CA, Elsevier

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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