Paleoclimate change in Ethiopia around the last interglacial derived from annually-resolved stalagmite evidence
Asfawossen Asrat, Andy Baker, Melanie J Leng, John Hellstrom, Gregoire Mariethoz, Ian Boomer, Dorothy Yu, Catherine N Jex, John Gunn
Quaternary Science Reviews | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2018
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Stable isotope analyses were funded by NERC Isotope Geo-sciences Facility (IP-1099-0509) to AB, AA, CNJ and MJL. Fieldwork to the Mechara caves and subsequent sample preparation (lamina counting, drilling) was supported by START-PACOM grant to AA, a Royal Society grant to AA and AB, and a Leverhulme Trust International Network led by AB. U-Th analyses were supported by a UNSW Early Career Researcher grant to CNJ. The School of Earth Sciences of the Addis Ababa University supported and facilitated fieldwork. AA is grateful to the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin where he has been a fellow during the 2017/2018 Academic Year. We thank Henry Lamb and the late Mohammed Umer, who have been very helpful during the successive field trips to the Mechara caves. We would like to particularly recognize the significant contributions of Henry Lamb and Mohammed Umer to understanding the Holocene and Late Pleistocene climate history of Ethiopia. We are grateful to two anonymous reviewers and the editor for the valuable comments that helped to improve the manuscript. Chinese composite and Soreq Cave stalagmite data were obtained from that archived at the World Data Center for Paleoclimatology: http://www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pubidata/paleo/speleothem/asia/china/cheng2016composite.txt.ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/paleo/speleothem/israel/soreq_peqiin_2003.txt.