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Examining water temperature proxies in Porities corals from the Great Barrier Reef: a cross-shelf comparison

Fallon, Stewart; McCulloch, Malcolm; Alibert, C


Cores from colonies of the coral species Porites sp. were collected from inshore, mid-shelf, and outer reef localities (central Great Barrier Reef) to test the robustness of the major elemental sea surface temperature (SST) proxies (B/Ca, Mg/Ca, Sr/Ca, U/Ca) to the influence of inshore processes. Time series analyses of Sr/Ca, U/Ca, B/Ca, and Mg/Ca are compared to sea surface temperature (SST) in order to provide calibrations for these elements. This study shows that there are significant...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2003
Type: Journal article
Source: Coral Reefs
DOI: 10.1007/s00338-003-0322-5


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