Preliminary results on paleoclimate research in Mecsek Mts, Hungary

The geochemical analyses of karst springs and their freshwater carbonate deposits provide an opportunity to reconstruct past climate changes. Nevertheless, there are still very few paleoclimate records obtained from freshwater carbonate deposits in Hungary. The present study focuses on some recent...

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Main Authors: Koltai Gabriella
Kele Sándor
Surányi Gergely
Muladi Beáta
Bárány-Kevei Ilona
Format: Book part
Published: Czech Speleological Society Prague 2013
Series:16th International Congress of Speleology
mtmt:2467476
Online Access:http://publicatio.bibl.u-szeged.hu/8699
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Summary:The geochemical analyses of karst springs and their freshwater carbonate deposits provide an opportunity to reconstruct past climate changes. Nevertheless, there are still very few paleoclimate records obtained from freshwater carbonate deposits in Hungary. The present study focuses on some recently depositing freshwater tufa sites and two caves located in Mecsek Mts (Southern Hungary) as possible sources for Holocene paleoclimate research. Both carbonate and water samples were collected for stable isotope analyses in June and August 2011 and a monitoring programme was started in October 2011 at five sites. The stable isotope analyses of the rock samples reflect the effect of continentality and suggest strong soil zone CO2 contribution.
Physical Description:423-426
ISBN:978-80-87857-08-3