Luminescence in fast growing stalagmites from Uppsala, Sweden
2005 (English)In: Geografiska Annaler. Series A, Physical Geography, ISSN 0435-3676, E-ISSN 1468-0459, Vol. 87, no 4, 539-548 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Two fast-growing stalagmites from a cellar vault in Uppsala, southeast Sweden, are ana-lysed for their luminescent properties. The results
indicate that variations in luminescence intensity in the stalagmites are annual. Due to problems in find-ing a suitable absolute dating method this assump-tion cannot yet be firmly tested; however, results from radiocarbon dating of one of the stalagmites do not contradict the proposal that the laminae are annual. If so, the speleothems have been growing for 10-15 years with a growth rate of 3-8 mm per year, which is a similar rate to other fast-growing speleothems in Great Britain that have formed from the reaction of lime mortar and carbon dioxide. It is likely that the assumed annual laminae of the lumi-nescence record represent a flush of organic mate-rial.
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2005. Vol. 87, no 4, 539-548 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-23068OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-23068DiVA: diva2:190031
Part of urn:nbn:se:su:diva-14082007-01-032007-01-032014-10-14Bibliographically approved