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Decadal Sea Surface Temperature Variability in the Sub-Tropical South Pacific from 1726 to 1997 A.D. from WDC/Paleoclimatology

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Abstract: [Summary from the NOAA/NCDC/WDC Paleoclimatolgy data description:

A 271 year record of Sr/Ca variability in a coral from Rarotonga in
the South Pacific gyre. Calibration with monthly sea surface
temperature (SST) from satellite and ship measurements made in grid
measuring 10 by 10 over the period from 1981 to 1997 indicates that
this Sr/Ca record is an excellent proxy for SST. Comparison with ... View entire text
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -19.0   S: -19.0   E: -160.0   W: -160.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Linsley, B.K., G.M. Welington, and D.P. Schrag
Dataset Title: Rarotonga Sr/Ca and SST Reconstruction Data
Dataset Release Date: November 2000
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: NOAA/NCDC/Paleoclimatology Program
Issue Identification: IGBP PAGES/WDC Paleoclimatology Data Contribution Series #2000-065
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1726-01-01
Stop Date: 1997-12-31
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 1 degree
Longitude Resolution: 1 degree
Temporal Resolution: annual
Access Constraints None
Use Constraints None
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Originating Center
Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA
Distribution Media: online, ftp, WWW
Distribution Format: ascii
Fees: none
Contact Address:
University of Albany
State University of New York
City: Albany
Province or State: NY
Country: USA
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Linsley, B.K., G.M. Wellington, and D.P. Schrag, 2000, Decadal Sea
Surface Temperature Variability in the Sub-Tropical South Pacific from
1726 to 1997 A.D., Science v.290, pp1145-1148, 10 Nov 2000.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2000-12-08
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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