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Reconstructing past ocean pH-depth profiles

Palmer, M. R., Pearson, Paul Nicholas and Cobb, S. J. 1998. Reconstructing past ocean pH-depth profiles. Science 282 (5393) , pp. 1468-1471. 10.1126/science.282.5393.1468

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Measurement of boron isotope compositions in species of planktonic foraminifera that calcified their tests at different depths in the water column are used to reconstruct the pH profile of the upper water column of the tropical ocean. Results for five time windows from the middle Miocene to the late Pleistocene indicate pH-depth profiles similar to that of the modern ocean in this area, which suggests that this method may greatly aid in our understanding of the global carbon cycle.

Item Type: Article
Status: Published
Schools: Earth and Ocean Sciences
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GC Oceanography
Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science
ISSN: 0036-8075
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 03:00

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