New Floods paper in QSR

quat sci revA new paper, inspired by PAGES' Floods Working Group, was published yesterday in Quaternary Science Reviews.

Authors Rhawn Denniston and Marc Luetscher review speleothem-based paleoflood reconstruction methods, identify potential biases and pitfalls, and suggest standard practices for future studies in "Speleothems as high-resolution paleoflood archives".

Because they can be precisely dated, are generally immune to post-depositional distortion or erosion, and can be tied to a fixed elevational baseline, speleothems hold enormous potential as high-resolution archives of cave floods, and thus as proxies for extreme rainfall or other hydrologic drivers of cave flooding.

Access the paper here.

Learn more about the Floods Working Group here.