Climate and cave drip water

sisal nature comms jul19The world's first global analysis, based on data from 163 drip sites in 39 caves across five continents, has found that stalagmites can assist in tracking past rainfall patterns.

Andy Baker et al.'s recent paper in Nature Communications investigates how climate affects the oxygen isotope composition of cave drip water.

Ideas in this paper were developed thanks to discussions with members of PAGES' SISAL working group. Find out more about SISAL, and sign up to the mailing list, here.