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EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > OCEAN/LAKE RECORDS > ISOTOPES
Definition:
Pertaining to the measurement of isotopic (excluding oxygen) signatures
in ocean/lake sediments to determine past climatic conditions, and apply
those findings to the Earth's climate at the time period in question.
Carbon isotope analysis is very important in extracting paleoclimatic
signatures from corals and from benthic forams.
Reference:
Bradley, R.S. 1999. Paleoclimatology: Reconstructing Climates of the
Quaternary, 2nd edition. Harcourt Academic Press.
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