Articles | Volume 20, issue 11
Research article
17 Nov 2016
Research article |  | 17 Nov 2016

ENSO–cave drip water hydrochemical relationship: a 7-year dataset from south-eastern Australia

Carol V. Tadros, Pauline C. Treble, Andy Baker, Ian Fairchild, Stuart Hankin, Regina Roach, Monika Markowska, and Janece McDonald


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (Editor review) (17 Oct 2016) by Bill X. Hu
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ED: Publish as is (25 Oct 2016) by Bill X. Hu
Short summary
We investigated the potential use of trace element and stable oxygen-isotope variations in cave drip water as palaeorainfall proxies in an Australian alpine karst site. Using 7 years of cave monitoring data, we constrained the hydrological processes impacting the drip-water composition and identified a robust ENSO–drip water hydrochemical relationship. These findings are fundamental for reconstructing past ENSO variability from speleothems (cave deposits) regionally and globally.