Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
Clim. Past, 16, 141–160, 2020
Clim. Past, 16, 141–160, 2020

Research article 16 Jan 2020

Research article | 16 Jan 2020

Reconstructing seasonality through stable-isotope and trace-element analyses of the Proserpine stalagmite, Han-sur-Lesse cave, Belgium: indications for climate-driven changes during the last 400 years

Stef Vansteenberge et al.


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ED: Publish as is (14 Nov 2019) by David Thornalley
Short summary
We measured the chemical composition (trace-element concentrations and stable-isotope ratios) of a Belgian speleothem that deposited annual layers. Our sub-annual resolution dataset allows us to investigate how the chemistry of this speleothem recorded changes in the environment and climate in northwestern Europe. We then use this information to reconstruct climate change during the 16th and 17th century on the seasonal scale and demonstrate that environmental change drives speleothem chemistry.