Articles | Volume 13, issue 7
Clim. Past, 13, 741–757, 2017
Clim. Past, 13, 741–757, 2017

Research article 03 Jul 2017

Research article | 03 Jul 2017

A dual-biomarker approach for quantification of changes in relative humidity from sedimentary lipid DH ratios

Oliver Rach et al.

Data sets

Hydrogen isotope data of aquatic and terrestrial lipid biomarkers from Lake Meerfelder Maar during the Younger Dryas Oliver Rach, Achim Brauer, Heinz Wilkes, and Dirk Sachse

Short summary
Currently, reconstructions of past changes in the hydrological cycle are usually qualitative, which is a major drawback for testing the accuracy of models in predicting future responses. Here we present a proof of concept of a novel approach to deriving quantitative paleohydrological data, i.e. changes in relative humidity, from lacustrine sediment archives, employing a combination of organic geochemical methods and plant physiological modeling.