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The speleothem archive: understanding processes and interpreting Quaternary climate change
Convener: Marc Luetscher  | Co-Conveners: Tobias Kluge , Michael Deininger , Jens Fohlmeister , Anna Nele Meckler , Petra Bajo 
 / Thu, 12 Apr, 13:30–17:00
 / Attendance Thu, 12 Apr, 17:30–19:00

Speleothems are important continental archives of past environmental and climate changes, which can be precisely traced through time by radiometric dating techniques. This session aims to highlight the most recent developments and findings of this multifaceted archive and frames all fields of speleothem research: the understanding of this multi-proxy record including information from cave monitoring, its dating techniques, and the development and application of a large array of proxies.
The session appreciates all studies from modelling (including isotope-enabled climate models), proxy-development and analysis of speleothems that advance our capacity to provide robust palaeo-environmental reconstructions. Further, this session hearty welcomes the latest studies of speleothem records that shed light into palaeoclimate and environmental changes across all scales and time periods.