Paleo-sea surface temperature calculations in the equatorial east Atlantic, supplement to: Nürnberg, Dirk; Müller, A; Schneider, Ralph R (2000): Paleo-sea surface temperature calculations in the equatorial east Atlantik from Mg/Ca ratios in planktic foraminifera: A comparison to sea surface temperature estimates from U37K', oxygen isotopes, and foraminiferal transfer function. Paleoceanography, 15(1), 124-134


We present two ~270 kyr paleo-sea surface temperature (SST) records from the Equatorial Divergence and the South Equatorial Current derived from Mg/Ca ratios in the planktic foraminifer Globigerinoides sacculifer. The present study suggests that the magnesium signature of G. sacculifer provides a seasonal SST estimate from the upper ~50 m of the water column generated during upwelling in austral low-latitude fall/winter. Common to both down-core records is a glacial-interglacial amplitude of ~3°-3.5°C for the last climatic changes and lower Holocene and glacial oxygen isotope stage 2 temperatures compared with interglacial stage 5.5 and glacial stage 6 temperatures, respectively. The comparison to published SST estimates from alkenones, oxygen isotopes, and foraminiferal transfer function from the same core material pinpoints discrepancies and conformities between methods.

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Creator Schneider, Ralph R;Müller, A;Nürnberg, Dirk
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2000
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC-BY)
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Collection of Datasets
Format application/zip
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (6 S-2 S,12W-11W)
Temporal Point 1989-01-03T11:59:59Z