Variation in production, input and preservation of metastable calcium carbonate off Somalia during the last 90,000 years

R. Klocker, T.S. Ivanochko, G.J.A. Brummer, S.J.A. Jung, G.M. Ganssen, D. Kroon, R.S. Ganeshram, R. Henrich

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Abstract

To improve our understanding of the Late Pleistocene and Holocene carbonate system of the western Arabian Sea a high-resolution sedimentary record off Somalia has been analysed. The 15.26-m-long piston core 905 comprises a complete record of the last 90,000 years. We have measured concentrations of carbonate minerals, i.e., aragonite, calcite, Mg-calcite, and element ratios (Sr/Ca) together with pteropod counts and an estimation of the preservation state of pteropod shells to trace temporal changes in carbonate production and preservation. The Sr/Ca ratio shows strong similarities to the aragonite percentage and the δ
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2674-2683
JournalQuaternary Science Reviews
Volume26
Issue number19-21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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