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Authors: Zanchetta, G.* 
Drysdale, R. N.* 
Hellstrom, J. C.* 
Fallick, A. E.* 
Isola, I.* 
Gargan, M.* 
Pareschi, M. T.* 
Title: Enhanced rainfall in the western Mediterranean during deposition of sapropel S1: stalagmite evidence from Corchia Cave (Central Italy)
Issue Date: 2006
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2122/2369
Keywords: speleothems
Corchia Cave
sapropel S1
stable isotopes
Italy
Subject Classification03. Hydrosphere::03.03. Physical::03.03.01. Air/water/earth interactions 
03. Hydrosphere::03.03. Physical::03.03.04. Upper ocean and mixed layer processes 
04. Solid Earth::04.04. Geology::04.04.04. Marine geology 
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 ka event”.
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