Huon Terrace VIIa1, Papua New Guinea Fossil and Living Coral Isotope (delta 18O) Data for 130,000 years BP to PresentEntry ID: G2104
Abstract: Results of analysis of a core collected from a 'fossil' massive Porites coral
exposed in the raised reefs of the Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea. The coral
grew about 118-128 ka BP, during the Last Interglacial, when sea-level was
about 5 m above present day level. The core was collected vertically down the
axis of maximum growth of the colony. This core was subsampled into 1mm growth
... increments, resulting in an average of 7 samples/annual growth increment.
These samples were analysed for d18O, then the data interpolated to seasonal
resolution (presented here). In this region, seasonal and interannual
variations in skeletal d18O are due to the combined effects of changes in
precipitation/evaporation balance and temperature; see Tudhope et al., 1995,
Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 136, 575, and Tudhope et al., 2001, Science, 291,
1511-1517 for further discussion of climatic interpretation.
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Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Alexander W. Tudhope
Dataset Title: Huon Terrace VIIa1, Papua New Guinea Fossil and Living Coral Isotope (delta 18O) Data for 130,000 years BP to Present
Dataset Series Name: World Data Center for Paleoclimatology Data Contribution Series
Dataset Release Date: 2001/10
Dataset Release Place: Boulder
Dataset Publisher: World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder
Issue Identification: 2001-073Online Resource: ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/paleo/coral/west_pacific/papua_new...
This data set description is a member of a collection. The collection is described in
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 128 ka
Paleo Stop Date: 118 ka
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Email: sandy.tudhope at ed.ac.uk
Department of Geology & Geophysics Edinburgh University
Postal Code: EH9 3JW
Country: United Kingdom
Tudhope, A.W., C.P. Chilcott, M.T. McCulloch, E.R. Cook, J. Chappell, R.M.
Ellam, D.W. Lea, J.M Lough, and G.B. Shimmield, 2001, Variability in the El
Nino-Southern Oscillation through a glacial-interglacial cycle. Science, v.291
(5508), pp. 1511-1517, February 23, 2001.
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-09-10
Last DIF Revision Date: 2007-02-06