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High Resolution Palaeoclimatic Changes in Selected Sectors of the Indian Himalaya by Using Speleothems

Past Climatic Changes Using Cave Structures

Authors: Singh, Anoop Kumar

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  • Nominated as an outstanding PhD thesis by the Kumaun University Nainital, Uttarakhand, India
  • Is the first speleothem study in the Indian Himalaya that shows a direct relationship between past precipitation and the collapse of civilization
  • Provides raw data in the appendix
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This thesis encompasses a study of past precipitation patterns based on six cave stalagmites from different parts of the Indian Himalaya. This is the first speleothem study in the Indian Himalaya that shows a direct relationship between past precipitation and the collapse of civilization. The stalagmites examined were KL-3 from Jammu and Kashmir; TCS and BR-1 from Himachal Pradesh; and DH-1, SA-1 and CH-1 from Uttarakhand. Based on the high-resolution palaeoclimatic reconstruction (35 U/th dates, 5 AMS dates, 1,500 samples for δ18O and δ13C values) obtained for the duration of the Pleistocene–Holocene transition (16.2–9.5 ka BP) and Mid-Holocene–Present (ca. 4.0 ka BP–Present), three major events were identified, namely the Older Dryas (OD), Bølling–Allerød (BA) period and Younger Dryas (YD) at ca. 14.3–13.9, 13.9–12.7 and 12.7–12.2 ka BP, respectively. The study showed a gradual reduction in the precipitation from 4 ka BP onwards for about a millennium with a peak arid period between 3.2 and 3.1 ka BP. According to the findings, the LIA (Little Ice Age) covers a time span from 1622–1820 AD, during which the climate was wetter than that in the post-LIA period (1820–1950 AD). In addition, this thesis supports the assumption that the WDs (Western Disturbances) contribute significantly to the total rainfall in the Himalaya region.

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Anoop Kumar Singh obtained M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Geology from Kumaun University Nainital, Uttarakhand India. He has published nine research papers in peer-reviewed international journals and has earned over 15 impact points.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)

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eBook 83,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-73597-9
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Hardcover 109,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-73596-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Softcover 99,99 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-89252-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
High Resolution Palaeoclimatic Changes in Selected Sectors of the Indian Himalaya by Using Speleothems
Book Subtitle
Past Climatic Changes Using Cave Structures
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-73597-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-73597-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-73596-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-89252-8
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 146
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations, 46 illustrations in colour
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