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dc.contributor.authorFernandez, A
dc.contributor.authorLoeland, Marit Holten
dc.contributor.authorMaccali, Jenny
dc.contributor.authorKrüger, Yves Stephan
dc.contributor.authorVonhof, Hubert
dc.contributor.authorSodemann, Harald
dc.contributor.authorMeckler, Anna Nele
dc.description.abstractFluid inclusion water isotope measurements in speleothems have great potential for paleoclimate studies as they enable the reconstruction of precipitation dynamics and land temperatures. Several previous observations, however, suggest that inclusion waters do not always reflect the isotopic composition of surface precipitation. In such cases, dripwaters are thought to be modified by evaporation in the cave environment that results in more positive δ2H and δ18O values and shallow δ2H/δ18O slopes. Although evaporation can occur in cave systems, water can also be lost to evaporation during analysis but before water extraction. Here, we examine the likelihood of this possibility with a stalagmite from Borneo. We demonstrate that many samples lose water, and that water loss is controlled by the type and size of inclusions. With multiple replicate measurements of coeval samples, we calculate an evaporative δ2H/δ18O slope of 1.0 ± 0.6 (2SE). This value is consistent with model predictions of evaporative fractionation at high analytical temperature and low humidity. Finally, we propose a method to correct for this effect. We find that fluid–calcite δ18O paleotemperatures calculated with corrected δ18O data show excellent agreement with recent microthermometry temperature estimates for Borneo, supporting the validity of our approach and implying limited stalagmite δ18O disequilibrium variations. Corrected fluid inclusion δ18O and δ2H values follow the expected hydroclimate response of Borneo to periods of reduced Atlantic Ocean meridional overturning circulation. Our results suggest that careful petrographic examination and multiple replicate measurements are necessary for reliable paleoclimate reconstructions with speleothem fluid inclusion water isotopes.en_US
dc.rightsNavngivelse 4.0 Internasjonal*
dc.titleCharacterization and Correction of Evaporative Artifacts in Speleothem Fluid Inclusion Isotope Analyses as Applied to a Stalagmite From Borneoen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2023 The Author(s)en_US
dc.source.journalGeochemistry Geophysics Geosystemsen_US
dc.identifier.citationGeochemistry Geophysics Geosystems. 2023, 24 (6), e2023GC010857.en_US

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