Madang Terrace, Papua New Guinea Fossil and Living Coral Isotope (delta 18O) Data for 130,000 years BP to PresentEntry ID: G2107
Abstract: Results of analysis of a core collected from a 'fossil' massive Porites coral
exposed in the raised reefs around Tabat Island, Madang Lagoon, Papua New
Guinea. The coral grew about 2.5 ka BP, when sea-level was similar to its
present day level. The core was collected vertically down the axis of maximum
growth of the colony. This core was subsampled into 2mm 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, et al.
Dataset Title: Madang Terrace, 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, BoulderOnline Resource: ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/paleo/coral/west_pacific/papua_new...
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Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 2500 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
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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