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World Atlas of late Quaternary Foraminiferal Oxygen and Carbon Isotope Ratios

Abstract : We present a global atlas of downcore foraminiferal oxygen and carbon isotope ratios available at (Mulitza et al., 2021a). The database contains 2106 published and previously unpublished stable isotope downcore records with 361 949 stable isotope values of various planktic and benthic species of Foraminifera from 1265 sediment cores. Age constraints are provided by 6153 uncalibrated radiocarbon ages from 598 (47 %) of the cores. Each stable isotope and radiocarbon series is provided in a separate netCDF file containing fundamental metadata as attributes. The data set can be managed and explored with the free software tool PaleoDataView. The atlas will provide important data for paleoceanographic analyses and compilations, site surveys, or for teaching marine stratigraphy. The database can be updated with new records as they are generated, providing a live ongoing resource into the future.
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Stefan Mulitza, Torsten Bickert, Helen C. Bostock, Cristiano M. Chiessi, Barbara Donner, et al.. World Atlas of late Quaternary Foraminiferal Oxygen and Carbon Isotope Ratios. Earth System Science Data, Copernicus Publications, 2022, 14, pp.2553-2611. ⟨10.5194/essd-14-2553-2022⟩. ⟨insu-03721927⟩



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