Quantifying sea surface temperature ranges of the Arabian Sea for the past 20 000 years

G.M. Ganssen, F.J.C. Peeters, B. Metcalfe, P. Anand, S.J.A. Jung, D. Kroon, G.J.A. Brummer

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The oxygen isotopic composition of planktonic foraminifera tests is one of the widest used geochemical tools to reconstruct past changes of physical parameters of the upper ocean. It is common practice to analyze multiple individuals from a mono-specific population and assume that the outcome reflects a mean value of the environmental conditions during calcification of the analyzed individuals. Here we present the oxygen isotope composition of individual specimens of the surface-dwelling species Globigerinoides ruber and Globigerina bulloides from sediment cores in the Western Arabian Sea off Somalia, inferred as indicators of past seasonal ranges in temperature. Combining the δ
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1337-1349
Number of pages13
JournalClimate of the Past
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 8 Dec 2011

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First published in: Climate of the Past Discussions (issn 1814-9340), 6 (2010), pag.2795-2814


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