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Evidence for Holocene changes in Australian-Indonesian monsoon rainfall from stalagmite trace element and stable isotope ratios

Griffiths, Michael L; Drysdale, Russell N; Gagan, Michael; Frisia, Silvia; Zhao, Jian-xin; Ayliffe, Linda; Hantoro, Wahyoe; Hellstrom, John Charles; Fischer, Mathew J; Feng, Yue-Xing; Suwargadi, Bambang W


Trace element and stable isotope ratios from an active stalagmite (LR06-B1) recovered from Liang Luar Cave on the island of Flores (eastern Indonesia) are used to reconstruct the position of the austral summer inter-tropical convergence zone and Australian-Indonesian summer monsoon variability during the Holocene. Uranium-series dating of the stalagmite shows that it commenced growth 12,640 years ago, with hiatuses spanning 8,560 to 6,420 and 3,670 to 2,780 years ago. Stalagmite Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Earth and Planetary Science Letters
DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2010.01.002


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