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A 170-year Sr/Ca and Ba/Ca coral record from the western Pacific: 2. A window into variability of the New Ireland

Alibert, Chantal; Kinsley, Leslie


A Porites coral from New Ireland (2.5°S, 150.5°E), at the heart of the Pacific warm pool, records variations of Ba/Ca back to the early 1820s. The New Ireland Coastal Undercurrent, which flows along the north coast and transports high-nutrient thermocline waters, is thought to be the main source of the Ba enrichment observed in the coral during El Niño. Between the 1850s and the 1960s, frequent large Ba peaks indicate that nutrients were available during both phases of El Niño–Southern...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008-06-06
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Geophysical Research 113 (2008): C06006/1-10
DOI: 10.1029/2007JC004263


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