Articles | Volume 24, issue 6
Research article
01 Jul 2020
Research article |  | 01 Jul 2020

Pacific climate reflected in Waipuna Cave drip water hydrochemistry

Cinthya Nava-Fernandez, Adam Hartland, Fernando Gázquez, Ola Kwiecien, Norbert Marwan, Bethany Fox, John Hellstrom, Andrew Pearson, Brittany Ward, Amanda French, David A. Hodell, Adrian Immenhauser, and Sebastian F. M. Breitenbach


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ED: Publish subject to revisions (further review by editor and referees) (07 May 2020) by Gerrit H. de Rooij
AR by Cinthya Nava Fernandez on behalf of the Authors (08 May 2020)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (13 May 2020) by Gerrit H. de Rooij
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (13 May 2020)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (29 May 2020)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (29 May 2020) by Gerrit H. de Rooij
Short summary
Speleothems are powerful archives of past climate for understanding modern local hydrology and its relation to regional circulation patterns. We use a 3-year monitoring dataset to test the sensitivity of Waipuna Cave to seasonal changes and El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) dynamics. Drip water data suggest a fast response to rainfall events; its elemental composition reflects a seasonal cycle and ENSO variability. Waipuna Cave speleothems have a high potential for past ENSO reconstructions.