Climate Reconstruction

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Stalagmites from Hootah Cave contain historical climate records for Northern Oman

In a documentary sequence shot for the ARABIA FELIX TV-Series at Reading University in England, Dominik Fleitmann, Professor for Palaeoclimatology and Archaeology demonstrated, how climate information is obtained from stalagmite samples. The data from Hootah Cave speaks for dramatic changes in precipitation for the period of early Islam and late medieval times.