Science news articles about 'stalactites and stalagmites'

  • Researchers study the climatic changes based on calcite stalactites and stalagmites

    ... level, the palaeoclimatic record of calcite speleothems (stalactites and stalagmites). The experts hope that these calcium structures, an excellent climatic natural record, will provide information ...
  • Caltech researchers use stalagmites to study past climate change

    ... old trick for remembering the difference between stalactites and stalagmites in a cave: Stalactites hold tight to the ceiling ... these events as very sharp periods of drying in the stalagmite record," Adkins says. "We think that these droughts indicate ...
  • Caves point to thawing of Siberia

    ... scientists from Britain, Russia, Mongolia and Switzerland. 'The stalactites and stalagmites from these caves are a way of looking back ... techniques to date the growth of cave formations (stalactites and stalagmites). Data from the Ledyanaya Lenskaya Cave ...
  • Deciphering clues to prehistoric climate changes locked in cave deposits

    ... Oster's sink down into the subterranean world of stalactites and stalagmites. That is because the assistant professor of earth ... . The amount of information about the climate that scientists can extract from the stalagmites and stalactites in a cave is amazing. But the value of this approach ...

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