[MIS10-P15] Abrupt warming at the onset of last deglaciation inferred from isotopic composition of fluid inclusions from a stalagmite in Okinawa
Keywords:stalagmite, fluid inclusions, stable isotope, last deglaciation
Oxygen isotope ratio (δ18Ofi) and hydrogen isotopic ratio (δDfi) of fluid-inclusions water preserve past isotopic ratios of drip water. Thus, they are useful to reconstruct not only the isotope composition of past rain water but also changes in temperature. In this study, we analyzed the δ18Ofi and δDfi in the fluid inclusions and the δ18Oca of a stalagmite. A stalagmite, HSN2, was collected in Hoshino cave in Minami Daito Island, Okinawa, Japan. The isotope compositions of fluid inclusion water were measured using a semi–automated version of our fluid inclusion analysis system (Uemura et al., 2016). The δ18Oca of calcite was measured using Gas-bench CF–IRMS (Delta V advantage). U-Th dates was measured at National Taiwan University. The stalagmite HSN 2 has grown continuously from about 21,800 to about 13,400 years before present, and thus covering a important transition period between the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), Heinrich stadial 1 (H1), and Bølling-Allerød (BA). The temperature variation estimated from δ18Ofi and δ18Oca shows significant increase in temperature from H1 to BA.