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Annually laminated speleotherms : a review

Baker, Andy; Smith, Claire; Jex, Catherine; Fairchild, I.J.; Genty, Dominique; Fuller, Lisa. 2008 Annually laminated speleotherms : a review. International Journal of Speleology, 37 (3). 193-206.

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Abstract/Summary

This review of annually laminated speleothems firstly considers the four types of annual laminae found within speleothems: fluorescent laminae formed by annual variations in organic matter flux; visible or petrographic laminae, formed by annual variations in calcite texture or fabric; calcite-aragonite couplets; and finally trace element laminae. The methods available to confirm the annual nature, or otherwise, of lamina deposition are reviewed. We consider the use of annual laminae in chronology building, with particular relevance to palaeoclimate reconstructions. Finally, the use of annual lamina width as a palaeoclimate proxy is reviewed.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Programmes: BGS Programmes 2008 > NERC Isotope Geoscience Laboratory
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: PDF available freely from journal homepage
Additional Keywords: Speleology
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 06 Jan 2009 12:21
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/5350

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