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The timing of sea-level high-stands during Marine Isotope Stages 7.5 and 9: Constraints from the uranium-series dating of fossil corals from Henderson Island

Andersen, Morten; Stirling, Claudine H; Potter, Emma-Kate; Halliday, Alexander; Blake, Steve G; McCulloch, Malcolm; Ayling, Bridget; O'Leary, Michael John

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Direct dating of fossil coral reefs using the U-series chronometer provides an important independent test of the Milankovitch orbital forcing theory of climate change. However, well-dated fossil corals pre-dating the last interglacial period (>130 thousand years ago; ka) are scarce due to, (1) a lack of sampling localities, (2) insufficient analytical precision in U-series dating methods, and (3) diagenesis which acts to violate the assumption of closed-system U-series isotopic decay in fossil...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/51818
Source: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2010.03.020

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