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Antro del Corchia, Italy Stalagmite Oxygen Isotope Data
Entry ID: NOAA_NCDC_PALEO_2006-020

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Summary
Abstract: Multi-proxy data from an Italian stalagmite constrain the commencement of full
Last Interglacial conditions in southern Europe at 129 +/- 1 ka, consistent
with absolutely dated records currently available from both hemispheres. The
post-glacial transition towards warmer and wetter conditions commenced at 134
+/- 2 ka. Oxygen isotope evidence suggests this was interrupted briefly at 130
+/- 2 ka, an event probably related to the 'Termination II pause' associated
with Heinrich Event 11. For most of the stalagmite, the pattern of d18O
variation mimics the air temperature record from the Vostok ice core,
especially through marine isotope stage 5. There is no obvious evidence for
substantial 'early interglacial' warming.
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Description: Access to Antro del Corchia cave isotope data
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 43.97   S: 43.97   E: 13.0   W: 13.0
Max Depth: 500 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Drysdale, R.N., G. Zanchetta, J.C. Hellstrom, A.E. Fallick, and J.-x. Zhao
Dataset Title: Antro del Corchia, Italy Stalagmite Oxygen Isotope Data
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/WDCA CONTRIBUTION SERIES NUMBER: 2006-020
Dataset Release Date: March 2006
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: 2006-020
Other Citation Details: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
Online Resource: ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/paleo/speleothem/europe/italy/corc...
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 170 ka
Paleo Stop Date: 88 ka
Chrono Unit: Chrono Unit:
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Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/

Data Center Personnel
Name: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
NOAA/NCDC Code E/GCx3
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: online ftp
Distribution Format: ascii
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
University of Newcastle
Country: Australia
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Publications/References
Drysdale, R.N., G. Zanchetta, J.C. Hellstrom, A.E. Fallick, and J.-x. Zhao.
2005. Stalagmite evidence for the onset of the Last Interglacial in southern
Europe at 129 +/- 1 ka. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 32, L24708,
doi:10.1029/2005GL024658.

Drysdale, R.N., G. Zanchetta, J.C. Hellstrom, J. Zhao, A.E. Fallick, I. Isola,
and G. Bruschi. 2004. Palaeoclimatic implications of the growth history and
stable isotope (d18O and d13C) geochemistry of a middle to late Pleistocene
stalagmite from central-western Italy. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 227, 215-229.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-05-18
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-02-05


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