Isotope evidence for Pleistocene climatic changes in Kashmir, India

R. V. Krishnamurthy, Michael J. Deniro, R. K. Pant

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Abstract

Stable carbon isotope ratios of organic carbon from palaeosols in loess, and oxygen isotope ratios of pedogenic and lacustrine carbonates reveal significant Pleistocene climatic changes in the Kashmir basin. The extreme δ13C values of -16 and -25‰ reported here indicate a shift from arid to sub-humid conditions. The δ18O values of pedogenic carbonates is ∼2‰ higher than that of the underlying lacustrine carbonates, suggesting that they were deposited in different climatic conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)640-641
Number of pages2
JournalNature
Volume298
Issue number5875
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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  • Multidisciplinary

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