Tracking the oxygen isotopic signature from the rainfall to the speleothems in Ortigosa de Cameros caves (La Rioja, Spain)
Resumen: A one-year monitoring survey has been carried out in La Paz and La Vin~a Caves in the Ortigosa de Cameros Cave System (NE Iberian Peninsula), in order to track the oxygen isotope signal from rainfall to speleothem calcite, assessing the ability of this signal to retain environmental information. Oxygen isotope signals of rainfall events, drip water —sampled every three months—, and speleothem calcite, precipitated over three-months, are com- pared. Water dripping follows precipitation events in winter, spring and summer, more closely in the near-surface drip points than in the deeper ones. In autumn, dripping is delayed with respect to rainfall, suggesting that water stays in the epikarst before dripping resumes after summer. This delay causes a deviation of the total drip water sig- nal (average d18O=-8.39‰ V-SMOW) from the rainfall signal (average d18O=-7.41‰ V-SMOW). On the contrary, in winter the isotopic signal of drip water keeps the rainfall signal. Calcite isotopic signal (total average d18O=-6.83‰ V-PDB) shows a small offset (0.62–0.75%) with respect to the signal predicted by drip water oxygen composition; this points to a limited kinetic effect in calcite precipitation, therefore calcite retains the signal of rainfall, especially in winter.
Idioma: Inglés
DOI: 10.3989/egeol.41730.319
Año: 2014
Publicado en: ESTUDIOS GEOLOGICOS-MADRID 70, 2 (2014), e02 [10 pp.]
ISSN: 0367-0449

Factor impacto JCR: 0.457 (2014)
Categ. JCR: GEOLOGY rank: 39 / 46 = 0.848 (2014) - Q4 - T3
Financiación: info:eu-repo/grantAgreement/ES/MINECO/CGL2009-10455-BTE
Tipo y forma: Article (Published version)
Área (Departamento): Geodinámica Externa (Departamento de Ciencias de la Tierra)
Área (Departamento): Estratigrafía (Departamento de Ciencias de la Tierra)
Área (Departamento): Cristalografía y Mineralogía (Departamento de Ciencias de la Tierra)

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