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An extended yardstick for climate variability

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Decoded and precisely dated information encrypted in stalagmites from a cave in China reveal past climatic changes and provide insight into the complex interactions in today's climate system. See Letter p.640

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Figure 1: Stalagmites in the Cougnac Caves, Payrignac, France.

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Figure 2: Archiving of climate events.

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  • 08 July 2016

    The stalagmites shown in Figure 1 were, in fact, stalactites — the image was upside down. This image has now been replaced.


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Meckler, N. An extended yardstick for climate variability. Nature 534, 626–627 (2016).

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