Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
Clim. Past, 17, 1051–1064, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1051-2021
Clim. Past, 17, 1051–1064, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1051-2021

Research article 18 May 2021

Research article | 18 May 2021

The speleothem oxygen record as a proxy for thermal or moisture changes: a case study of multiproxy records from MIS 5–MIS 6 speleothems from the Demänová Cave system

Jacek Pawlak

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Presently, central Europe is under the influence of two types of climate, transitional and continental. The 60 ka long multiproxy speleothem dataset from Slovakia records the climate of the Last Interglacial cycle and its transition to the Last Glacial. The interpretation of stable isotopic composition and trace element content proxies helps to distinguish which factor had the strongest influence on the δ18O record shape: the local temperature, the humidity or the source effect.