High-resolution record of Paleoclimate during the late Quarternary, recovered from Con Moong cave - North Vietnam

Luu Thi Phuong Lan, Brooks B. Ellwood, Nguyen Khac Su, Wei- Hsung Wang, Doan Dinh Lam, Nguyen Thanh Dung, Nguyen Thi Mai
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  • Luu Thi Phuong Lan Institute of Geophysics, VAST, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Brooks B. Ellwood Department of Geology and Geophysics, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803 USA
  • Nguyen Khac Su Institute of Archaeology, 61, Phan Chu Trinh, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Wei- Hsung Wang Center for Energy Studies, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge LA 70803 USA
  • Doan Dinh Lam Institute of Geological Sciences, VAST, 84 Chua Lang, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Thanh Dung Institute of Geophysics, VAST, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Nguyen Thi Mai Institute of Geophysics, VAST, 18 Hoang Quoc Viet, Hanoi, Vietnam




Paleoclimate, magnetic susceptibility, stable isotopes, YD, Heinrich H1, H2


To clarify the paleoclimatic events in Northern Vietnam during the Late Quaternary, 132 Con Moong - Thanh Hoa cave sediment samples were collected to analyze magnetic susceptibility (χ), δ18O, and δ13C. Based on the tendency in the value of χ  Con Moong's sediment, 14 climate zones that change continuously from warm to cold were identified. These climate zones also correspond to the changing trend of δ18O and δ13C. The period of 14 magnetic zones is referenced from the extrapolation of four 14C data. These alternating cold-warm χ sequences correspond to the Composite Reference Section (CRS) developed in Southern Europe from a χ zonation of multiple caves. The paleoclimate characteristics, including the Heinrich H2 and H1 climate events, the Bølling/Allerød, and Younger Dryas warm-cold events, were elucidated for Northern Viet Nam from ~28.000 to ~10.000 yr BP.


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How to Cite

Luu Thi Phuong, L., B. Ellwood, B., Nguyen Khac, S., Hsung Wang, W.-., Doan Dinh, L., Nguyen Thanh, D., & Nguyen Thi, M. (2023). High-resolution record of Paleoclimate during the late Quarternary, recovered from Con Moong cave - North Vietnam. Vietnam Journal of Earth Sciences, 45(3), 374–387. https://doi.org/10.15625/2615-9783/18576




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