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Last glacial and Holocene stable isotope record of fossil dripwater from subtropical Brazil based on analysis of fluid inclusions in stalagmites

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Autor(es):
Millo, Christian ; Strikis, Nicolas M. ; Vonhof, Hubert B. ; Deininger, Michael ; da Cruz, Jr., Francisco W. ; Wang, Xianfeng ; Cheng, Hai ; Edwards, R. Lawrence
Número total de Autores: 8
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: CHEMICAL GEOLOGY; v. 468, p. 84-96, SEP 30 2017.
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The stable isotope composition of fossil dripwater preserved in stalagmites fluid inclusions is a promising tool to reconstruct paleopluviosity in the tropics and subtropics. Here we present delta D and delta O-18 records of fossil drip water from two stalagmites collected in Botuvera Cave (subtropical Brazil), covering the last glacial period and the Holocene. The observed millennial-scale variability of fossil dripwater delta D and delta O-18 values is of the order of 10 to 20 parts per thousand and 1 to 3.5 parts per thousand (V-SMOW), respectively. Fluid inclusion delta D and delta O-18 values are higher than the weighted mean delta D and delta O-18 values of modern precipitation, suggesting a possible intensification of extratropical cold surges during both the last glacial period and the Early Holocene, followed by a progressive Late Holocene transition towards modern pluviosity conditions. Fluid inclusions delta O-18 values vary in parallel with stalagmite delta O-18 values during the Holocene but not during the last glacial period. This suggests that the delta O-18 value of precipitation may not be the only dominant factor controlling the delta O-18 values of the analyzed stalagmites. Isotope disequilibrium effects arising from Prior Calcite Precipitation (PCP) possibly affected stalagmites 8180 values to a greater extent than previously considered, though this effect does not bias non-quantitative paleopluviosity reconstructions based on stalagmite delta O-18 values. Isotope-based paleotemperature calculated for the Late Holocene matches modern cave temperature (19 degrees C) within +/- 2.4 degrees C. This encourages further application of isotope analyses of fluid inclusion for climatic reconstructions. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 11/11662-9 - Mudanças paleoclimáticas do Sul e Sudeste brasileiro durante os últimos seis ciclos glaciais-interglaciais a partir de registros isotópicos em espeleotemas
Beneficiário:Christian Millo
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Pós-Doutorado