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South African Speleothem Stable Isotope Data from Cold Air Cave
Entry ID: NOAA_NCDC_PALEO_2003-017

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Summary
Abstract: This data set consists of stable isotope and grey colour intensity data from
an aragonite stalagmite from Cold Air Cave in the Makapansgat Valley in
northeastern South Africa.

The record indicates wetter conditions in the summer rainfall areas of
southern Africa during the mid Holocene warm phase, in phase with previously
identified reduction in Antarctic circumpolar circulation. The record ... View entire text
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Description: Access to Cold Air Cave data
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -24.02   S: -24.02   E: 29.18   W: 29.18

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Holmgren, K, Karlén, W., Lauritzen, S.E., Lee-Thorp, J.A., Partridge T. C., Piketh, S. Repinski, P., Stevenson, C., Svanered, O., Tyson, P.D., Linge, H., Moberg, A.
Dataset Title: South African Speleothem Stable Isotope Data
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/WDCA CONTRIBUTION SERIES NUMBER: 2003-017
Dataset Release Date: March 2003
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: 2003-017
Other Citation Details: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
Online Resource: ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/paleo/speleothem/africa/cold_air_c...
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 6500 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
Chrono Unit:
ISO Topic Category
Data Set Progress
COMPLETE
Originating Center
Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/

Data Center Personnel
Name: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
NOAA/NCDC Code E/GCx3
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA
Distribution
Distribution Media: online ftp
Distribution Format: ascii
Fees: none
Personnel
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Contact Address:
Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology
Stockholm University
City: Stockholm
Postal Code: SE-106 91
Country: Sweden
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Publications/References
Holmgren, K, Karlén, W., Lauritzen, S.E., Lee-Thorp, J.A., Partridge T. C.,
Piketh, S. Repinski, P., Stevenson, C., Svanered, O. and Tyson, P.D., 1999. A 3000-year High-Resolution Record of Palaeoclimate for North-Eastern South Africa. The Holocene, 9, 3, 295-309.

Lee-Thorp, J.A., Holmgren, K., Lauritzen, S.E., Linge, H., Moberg, A.,
Partridge, T.C., Stevenson, C. and Tyson P., 2001. Rapid climate shifts in the southern African interior throughout the mid to late Holocene. Geophysical Research Letters 28, 4507-4510.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2006-05-22
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-06-05


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