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Planktic Foraminifera of the Eastern South Pacific (OBIS, ESPOBIS)
Entry ID: cl_udec_copas_foraminiferos_01

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Abstract: Seasonal and interannual changes in the flux of planktic foraminifera were studies in the Humboldt Current System off Coquimbo (30°S, 73°,15W), using material collected by time series sediment traps located at 2300 m water depth and 100 nautical miles from the coast. The almost continuous record span 8 years (1991-1998) with a temporal resolution of 6-13 days. Field work was carried out during the ... View entire text
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Total species: 27
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Caption:  Globigerinoides ruber
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -29.0   S: -30.18   E: -73.17   W: -73.3
Min Depth: 0 M Max Depth: 3700 M

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Marchant, M.
Dataset Title: Humboldt Current Planktic Foraminifera
Dataset Release Date: 2006
Dataset Release Place: Concepción, CHILE
Dataset Publisher: FONDAP-COPAS
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1991-11-07
Stop Date: 1998-06-19
Data Resolution
Horizontal Resolution Range: 30 meters - < 100 meters
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Country: Chile
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Marchant M., Hebbeln D. & Wefer G (1998). Seasonal flux patterns of planktic foraminifera in the Peru-Chile Current. Deep-Sea Research I (45) 1161-1185.

Marchant M., Hebbeln D., Giglio S., Coloma C. & Gonzalez H (2004). Seasonal and interannual variability in the flux of planktic foraminifera in the Humboldt Current Systen off central Chile (30° S). Deep-Sea Research II (54) 2441-2455.

Coloma C., Marchant M. & Hebbeln D. (2005). Planktonic Foraminifera during El Niño 1997-98 off Coquimbo (30ºs; 73ºw), Chile. Gayana 69(1) 48-77.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2007-01-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-01-27

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