Neogloboquadrina pachyderma (dex. and sin.) Mg/Ca and δ18O records from the Norwegian Sea.

Nyland, B. F. and Jansen, E. and Elderfield, H. and Andersson, C. (2006) Neogloboquadrina pachyderma (dex. and sin.) Mg/Ca and δ18O records from the Norwegian Sea. G3 Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems, 7. Q10P17. DOI

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[1] Magnesium/calcium (Mg/Ca) records based on N. pachyderma (dex.) and N. pachyderma (sin.) from the last 1200 years have been retrieved from high-resolution cores in the Norwegian Sea. Comparing temperatures inferred from Mg/Ca and the oxygen isotopic composition of calcite (d18OC) with instrumental temperature records from Ocean Weather Ship Mike suggests that N. pachyderma calcifies during the summer season with an offset to oxygen isotope equilibrium of 0.6%. In this region, summer temperatures below the thermocline are related to the winter season ventilation and breakdown of the seasonal thermocline; hence the deeper dwelling N. pachyderma (sin.) provides a winter season signal. Down-core N. pachyderma (dex.) Mg/Ca temperatures display larger variance than observed in d18OC temperatures record derived from the same morphotype. The smaller variance in the d18OC N. pachyderma (dex.) temperatures is probably linked to salinity changes in the upper 50 m of the water column. The Mg/Ca temperature and d18OC records are used to reconstruct changes in the oxygen isotopic composition of water (d18Ow) during the last 1200 years. The reconstructed d18OW records show variation within a realistic range, allowing the influence of other water masses than those present at the site today, and suggest that the Mg/Ca signal in morphotypes of N. pachyderma in the Norwegian Sea responds to changes in climatic parameters.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2006 AREP IA52 2006 P
Divisions: 01 - Climate Change and Earth-Ocean Atmosphere Systems
Journal or Publication Title: G3 Geochemistry Geophysics Geosystems
Volume: 7
Page Range: Q10P17
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Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2009 13:03
Last Modified: 23 Jul 2013 10:08

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