A MIS 5e high-altitude speleothem δ13C-δ18O record from the Romanian Carpathians

Virgil DRĂGUȘIN et al.


We present here a speleothem δ13C-δ18O record from the Last Interglacial period that was retrieved from a small cave in the Făgăraş Mountains (2435 m asl). Current monitoring work shows that the average temperature inside the cave is ~3°C. Stalagmite M3-R2/1 is only 5 cm long and its growth model was calculated using six U-Th ages. According to this, the stalagmite formed between 125.5 (±1.3) and 123 (±1.3) ka, during the warmest stage of the Last Interglacial

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