Highlow Atlantic native Swart

Core/Site name:

Alina's Reef-Biscayne National Park

Country/Region:

Florida, USA

Elevation:

10m/-10m

Archive:

corals

Species:

Corals, sclerosponges

Proxy measurement:

del13C; del18O

Sampling resolution:

monthly

Dating information:

radiometric

Startyear:

1751 AD

Endyear:

1986

Description:

Annual mean oxygen and carbon isotopic compositions from the skeleton of a specimen of Montastraea faveolata cored in 1986 by Harold Hudson at Alina's Reef in Biscayne National Park. The skeleton was sampled at about 10-15 samples a year and these data have been pooled to construct the annual means.

Data entered by name:

Will Carpenter

Data entered by email:

will@americandiversrov

Main reference(s):

Swart, P.K., R.E. Dodge, and H.J. Hudson. 1996. A 240-year stable oxygen and carbon isotopic record in a coral from South Florida: Implications for the prediction of precipitation in southern Florida. Palaios 11(4):362-375.

Data storage link 1:

http://hurricane.ncdc.noaa.gov/pls/paleox/f?p=519:1:3949306636983209::::P1_STUDY_ID:1885

Current dating method:

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Annual snow acc rate:

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Category: Ocean2k