Calibration of the Carbon Isotope Composition (δ13C) of Epibenthic Foraminifera
Over the years, many paleoceanographic proxy data have been collected on deep-sea benthic foraminifera, with carbon isotope data on foraminiferal tests used widely to reconstruct deep ocean circulation and ocean productivity. This paper compiles a very large data set (>1700 data points) to calibrate the δ13C proxy, look into errors, and evaluates regional differences, effects of pressure and carbonate saturation, as well as effects of anthropogenic fossil fuel burning.
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Calibration of the carbon isotope composition (δ13C) of benthic foraminifera
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