Establishing A Speleothem Chronology For Southwestern Oregon

Climatic Controls And Growth Modelling
  • Steven C. Turgeon
  • Joyce Lundberg

Cave calcites from Oregan Caves National Monument (OCNM), a dissolutinal Cave system located in the Klamath Mountains of southwest Oregan, are shown to reflect golobal paleoclimates. Given the high cost of obtaining numerous U-series dates and that many record lie beyond the range of the U-Th dating method (~500 ka), we have explored a technique for modelling the growth of speleothems both between dates and beyond 500 ka using theoretical and empirical growth data applied to OCNM speleothems.


Thermal Ionisation Mass Spectrometry Growth Interval Water Film Thickness Klamath Mountain Natural Entrance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven C. Turgeon
    • 1
  • Joyce Lundberg
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Earth and Atmospheric SciencesUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Department of Geography and Environmental StudiesCarleton UniversityOntarioCanada

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