Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry

LA-ICP-MS analyses have a recent impact in the development of paleoclimate investigations because of the high accurate geochemical data provided, with spatial resolutions close to 10 mm. This high accurate data allows paleoclimate investigators to characterize seasonal climate variability of the past, which have no precedents before this analytical method.

This method with so high spatial resolved data, also allows to determinate extremely climate events, a very important discipline of climate studies in the recent fast climate change scenario. This information is of great importance for the reproduction of the future climate scenarios by the climate models.