Northern Australia - exploring the history of the monsoon

Here is a short video and some photos from our recent fieldwork in northern Australia looking at speleothem records of the Australian monsoon. The caves here are remote, hot (30 degrees), with 100% humidity, and difficult to work in but they are perfect sites for palaeoprecipitation studies. We have data loggers in some caves measuring drip rates, temperature and humidity and these are visited once a year to download the results. Stalagmite stable isotope records reveal millennial scale cycles in the intensity of the monsoon.

here are some photos from these beautiful  caves