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New insights into Holocene precipitation change

A recent study involving stalagmite samples from an Austrian cave explores the synchroneity of hydroclimate changes in the last 10,000 years between the Northern Hemisphere westerlies, the South American Monsoon and the African Monsoon.

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New publication

Speleothems shed light on extinctions on Indian Ocean islands

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Adventure ice cave

A short popular science movie documents our research in one of the largest ice caves in the world

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Science awards for Christoph and Gabriella

The Tiroler Landespreis für Wissenschaft was awarded to Christoph Spötl and the Förderpreis to Gabriella Koltai

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2019 Greenland Caves Project Report Published

The expedition report is now available fully open-access

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Refining the Younger Dryas

Speleothems provide a threefold improvement in the precision of the timing of this last cold spell

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Caving in Tennengebirge

We spent two days in Frauenofen, a 6 km long cave that opens north of Eisriesenwelt

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Fieldwork in western Austria

Christoph Spötl, Gina Moseley, Anika Donner and Chloe Snowling travelled to the Gottesacker karst plateau in western Austria to visit Klaus Cramer cave.

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