Articles | Volume 18, issue 1
Clim. Past, 18, 167–181, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-167-2022
Clim. Past, 18, 167–181, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-167-2022

Research article 01 Feb 2022

Research article | 01 Feb 2022

Last glacial millennial-scale hydro-climate and temperature changes in Puerto Rico constrained by speleothem fluid inclusion δ18O and δ2H values

Sophie F. Warken et al.

Model code and software

bhemmer/IsoFluid: v.1.0.0 (v.1.0.0) B. Hemmer https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5911265

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The analysis of fluid inclusions from a Puerto Rican speleothem provides quantitative information about past rainfall conditions and temperatures during the Last Glacial Period, when the climate was extremely variable. Our data show that the region experienced a climate that was generally colder and drier. However, we also reconstruct intervals when temperatures reached nearly modern values, and convective activity was comparable to or only slightly weaker than the present day.