New stable isotope analyses on molluscan shells from a long core drilled in the crater lake of Valle di Castiglione, near Rome, extended the investigated portion of the core to 37 m. The succession of delta(18)O parts per thousand values in the core interval 37-2.3 m ranges from -2.8 to +6.9 parts per thousand with only six samples below 0 parts per thousand((PDB)). These results point to arid climatic phases coupled with the high measured delta(18)O values of the biogenic carbonate. In contrast, depleted (18)O samples correspond to wet climatic periods, in agreement with a strong evaporative control on the lake water isotopic composition. The (13)C content of the shells shows sharp changes controlled by the dissolved inorganic carbon isotope budget. Isotopic data suggest that the whole body of water behaved as a closed system, thus resembling lacustrine systems located in arid and semiarid regions where hydrological control dominates the geochemical parameters.

Stable isotope data on continental molluscs from Valle di Castiglione, near Rome, Italy. 37 m record of palaeoclimatological events

ZANCHETTA, GIOVANNI;BONADONNA, FRANCESCOPAOLO;LEONE, GABRIELLO
1999

Abstract

New stable isotope analyses on molluscan shells from a long core drilled in the crater lake of Valle di Castiglione, near Rome, extended the investigated portion of the core to 37 m. The succession of delta(18)O parts per thousand values in the core interval 37-2.3 m ranges from -2.8 to +6.9 parts per thousand with only six samples below 0 parts per thousand((PDB)). These results point to arid climatic phases coupled with the high measured delta(18)O values of the biogenic carbonate. In contrast, depleted (18)O samples correspond to wet climatic periods, in agreement with a strong evaporative control on the lake water isotopic composition. The (13)C content of the shells shows sharp changes controlled by the dissolved inorganic carbon isotope budget. Isotopic data suggest that the whole body of water behaved as a closed system, thus resembling lacustrine systems located in arid and semiarid regions where hydrological control dominates the geochemical parameters.
Zanchetta, Giovanni; Bonadonna, Francescopaolo; Leone, Gabriello
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