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Comment on “Reconciliation of the Devils Hole climate record with orbital forcing”

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Science  21 Oct 2016:
Vol. 354, Issue 6310, pp. 296
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf7718

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Abstract

Moseley et al. (Reports, 8 January 2016, p. 165) postulate an increase in dissolved thorium isotope 230Th with depth below the water table as the explanation for the differing ages of Termination II. Flow of geothermal water through the Devils Hole caverns precludes this explanation. Deposition of younger secondary calcite into the initial porosity of the calcite comprising their cores is a plausible alternate explanation.

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