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dc.contributor.author Talma, AS
dc.contributor.author Vogel, JC
dc.date.accessioned 2014-05-13T07:20:47Z
dc.date.available 2014-05-13T07:20:47Z
dc.date.issued 1992-03
dc.identifier.citation Talma, A.S and Vogel, J.C. 1992. Late quaternary paleotemperatures derived from a speleothem from Cango caves, Cape Province, South-Africa. Quaternery Research, vol. 37(2), pp 203–213 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0033-5894
dc.identifier.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/003358949290082T
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10204/7394
dc.description Copyright: 1992 Elsevier. This is the post print version of the work. The definitive version is published in Quaternery Research, vol. 37(2), pp 203–213 en_US
dc.description.abstract An oxygen isotope temperature record over a large part of the past 30,000 yr has been obtained for the southern Cape Province of South Africa by combining data on the isotopic composition of a stalagmite from a deep cave with that of a confined groundwater aquifer in the same region. Results show that temperatures during the last glacial maximum were on average about 6°C lower than those today, with peaks up to 7°C lower. A detailed analysis of the past 5000 yr suggests multiple fluctuations, with generally lower temperatures (1–2°C) around 4500 and 3000 yr B.P. The carbon isotopic composition of the stalagmite indicates significant vegetation changes between the late Pleistocene and today, and also during the second half of the Holocene. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Record no;51338
dc.subject Geology en_US
dc.subject Geosciences en_US
dc.subject Cango Caves en_US
dc.subject Paleotemperatures en_US
dc.subject Oxygen isotope temperature en_US
dc.subject Groundwater aquifer en_US
dc.title Late quaternary paleotemperatures derived from a speleothem from Cango caves, Cape Province, South-Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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