Late Holocene Chesapeake Bay Mg/Ca Data and Spring Temperature Reconstruction
Entry ID: NOAA_NCDC_PALEO2003-042

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Abstract: Late Holocene (2200-present) spring water temperatures from Chesapeake
Bay in the eastern United States determined from magnesium/calcium
(Mg/Ca) ratios in the ostracode Loxoconcha. The file provides a
composite temperature curve constructed from 3 sediment core Mg/Ca
records. Details on chronology, methodology, and implications for
late Holocene climate variability can be found in the original
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 40.0   S: 36.0   E: -74.0   W: -78.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Cronin, T., et al., 2003
Dataset Title: Late Holocene Chesapeake Bay Mg/Ca Data and Spring Temperature Reconstruction
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology Data Contribution Series #2003-042
Dataset Release Date: June 2003
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program, Boulder CO, USA.
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Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 2200 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
Chrono Unit:
Originating Center
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City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA
Phone: 703-648-6363
Fax: 703-648-6032
Email: tcronin at
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City: Reston
Province or State: VA
Postal Code: 20192
Country: USA
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Cronin, T. M., G. S. Dwyer, T. Kamiya, S. Schwede, and D. A. Willard,
2003. Medieval Warm Period, Little Ice Age and 20th Century
Temperature Variability from Chesapeake Bay. Global and Planetary
Change, v. 36, p. 17-29.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-03-15
Last DIF Revision Date: 2005-04-19
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