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Enhanced rainfall in the Western Mediterranean during deposition of sapropel S1: stalagmite evidence from Corchia cave (Central Italy)

Journal Article


Abstract


  • A stable isotope record from a stalagmite collected from Antro del Corchia cave (Apuan Alps, Central Italy), supported by 17 uranium-series ages, indicates enhanced regional rainfall between ca 8.9 and 7.3 kyr cal. BP at the time of sapropel S1 deposition. Within this phase, the highest rainfall occurred between 7.9 and 7.4 kyr cal. BP. Comparison with different marine and lake records, and in particular with the Soreq Cave record (Israel), suggests substantial in-phase occurrence of enhanced rainfall between the Western and Eastern Mediterranean basins. There is no convincing evidence for major climatic change at the time of the "8.2 kyr event". © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Zanchetta, G., Drysdale, R. N., Hellstrom, J. C., Fallick, A. E., Isola, I., Gagan, M. K., & Pareschi, M. T. (2007). Enhanced rainfall in the Western Mediterranean during deposition of sapropel S1: stalagmite evidence from Corchia cave (Central Italy). Quaternary Science Reviews, 26(3-4), 279-286. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2006.12.003

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-33847224812

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 279

End Page


  • 286

Volume


  • 26

Issue


  • 3-4

Abstract


  • A stable isotope record from a stalagmite collected from Antro del Corchia cave (Apuan Alps, Central Italy), supported by 17 uranium-series ages, indicates enhanced regional rainfall between ca 8.9 and 7.3 kyr cal. BP at the time of sapropel S1 deposition. Within this phase, the highest rainfall occurred between 7.9 and 7.4 kyr cal. BP. Comparison with different marine and lake records, and in particular with the Soreq Cave record (Israel), suggests substantial in-phase occurrence of enhanced rainfall between the Western and Eastern Mediterranean basins. There is no convincing evidence for major climatic change at the time of the "8.2 kyr event". © 2006 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Zanchetta, G., Drysdale, R. N., Hellstrom, J. C., Fallick, A. E., Isola, I., Gagan, M. K., & Pareschi, M. T. (2007). Enhanced rainfall in the Western Mediterranean during deposition of sapropel S1: stalagmite evidence from Corchia cave (Central Italy). Quaternary Science Reviews, 26(3-4), 279-286. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2006.12.003

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-33847224812

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 279

End Page


  • 286

Volume


  • 26

Issue


  • 3-4