Paleoclimate Information From Speleothems: The Present As A Guide To The Past

  • Russell S. Harmon
  • Henry P. Schwarcz
  • Mel Gascoyne
  • John W. Hess
  • Derek C. Ford

Speleothems are the secondary mineral deposits formed in caves. The most common type of speleothems are the calcium carbonate (CaCO3) stalactites, stalagmites, and flowstones which are a ubiquitous feature of caves worldwide.


Isotopic Composition Karst Area Drip Water Equilibrium Deposition Epikarst Zone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Russell S. Harmon
    • 1
  • Henry P. Schwarcz
    • 2
  • Mel Gascoyne
    • 3
  • John W. Hess
    • 4
  • Derek C. Ford
    • 5
  1. 1.Army Research Office/Army Research LaboratoryResearch Triangle ParkUSA
  2. 2.School of Geography and GeologyMcMaster UniversityCanada
  3. 3.Gascoyne Geoprojects Inc.PinawaCanada
  4. 4.Geological Scoeity of AmericaBoulderUSA
  5. 5.School of Geography and GeologyMcMaster University HamiltonCanada

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