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SISAL (Speleothem Isotopes Synthesis and AnaLysis Working Group) database Version 1.0

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Stable isotope records from speleothems provide information on past climate changes, most particularly information that can be used to reconstruct past changes in precipitation and atmospheric circulation. SISAL (Speleothem Isotope Synthesis and Analysis) is an international working group of the Past Global Changes (PAGES) project. The working group aims to provide a comprehensive compilation of speleothem isotope records for climate reconstruction and model evaluation. The first version of the SISAL database contains oxygen and carbon isotope measurements from 371 individual speleothem records, and 10 composites from 174 cave systems worldwide, and metadata describing the cave settings and age models of these records.

Resource Type: Dataset
Creators: Atsawawaranunt, Kamolphat ORCID logoORCID:, Harrison, Sandy ORCID logoORCID: and Comas Bru, Laia ORCID logoORCID:
Rights-holders: University of Reading, University College Dublin
Data Publisher: University of Reading
Publication Year: 2018
Data last accessed: 13 July 2020
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Organisational units: Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Geography and Environmental Science
Participating Organisations: University of Reading, University College Dublin
Keywords: SISAL, speleothem, speleothems, carbon isotopes, oxygen isotopes, isotope, isotopes

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