A precisely dated climate record for the last 9 kyr from three high alpine stalagmites, Spannagel Cave, Austria
Article first published online: 24 OCT 2006
Copyright 2006 by the American Geophysical Union.
Geophysical Research Letters
Volume 33, Issue 20, October 2006
How to Cite
2006), A precisely dated climate record for the last 9 kyr from three high alpine stalagmites, Spannagel Cave, Austria, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L20703, doi:10.1029/2006GL027662., , , , and (
- Issue published online: 24 OCT 2006
- Article first published online: 24 OCT 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 14 SEP 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 8 SEP 2006
- Manuscript Received: 26 JUL 2006
 Here we use the δ18O time-series of three stalagmites from the high alpine Spannagel cave (Austria) which grew in small distance from each other to construct a precisely dated, continuous δ18O curve for the last 9 kyr (COMNISPA). This speleothem record is not influenced by effects of kinetic isotope fractionation due to the low temperatures in the cave. Thus, the variations in δ18O can be interpreted in terms of past climate change. COMNISPA exhibits several oscillations within the Holocene, and their timing and duration is in agreement with that documented by other alpine archives.