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Environmental control of the oxygen isotope composition of Porites coral microatolls

McGregor, H. V.; Fischer, Mathew J.; Gagan, Michael; Fink, David; Woodroffe, Colin


Understanding the influence of climatic and non-climatic factors on geochemical signals in corals is critical for assessing coral-derived records of tropical climate variability. Porites microatolls form large, disk-shaped colonies constrained in their upward growth by exposure at or close to mean spring low water level, and occur on Indo-Pacific reefs. Microatolls appear suitable for paleoclimate reconstruction, however the systematics of the microatoll chemistry-climate relationship are yet...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2011.04.017


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