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Continental Oxygen Isotopic Record of the Last 170,000 Years in Jerusalem

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January 2017

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A long radiometrically dated oxygen isotopic record of continental climatic variations since the penultimate glaciation was obtained from a stalagmite deposited in a sealed cave in Jerusalem. This record shows that speleothems have the potential of assigning dates to long- and short-term climatic events, with possible refining of Milankovitch tuning of ice and marine records which themselves are not datable. Short-term (∼1000-yr) events are very significant in the region, reaching ∼50% of glacial/interglacial fluctuations. The Mediterranean Sea was the most probable source of local precipitation throughout the last glacial cycle.

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Quaternary Research, Vol. 51, no. 3 (2017-01-20).

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Oxygen Isotopic, Jerusalem, Sealed Cave

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Oxygen Isotopic; Jerusalem; Sealed Cave

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SFS0039973_00001

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