high Indian native Kuhnert

Core/Site name:

Ningaloo Reef

Country/Region:

Australia

Elevation:

-3m

Archive:

corals

Species:

Porites lutea

Proxy measurement:

d18O

Sampling resolution:

seasonal

Startyear:

1878 AD

Endyear:

1994 AD

Description:

116-year record of coral skeletal d18O ispresented from a colony of Porites lutea from NingalooReef, western Australia. Interannual variability of seasurfacetemperatures (SST) inferred from skeletal d 18Ois dominated by a 9.5-year period, and may constitute acharacteristic signal of the Leeuwin Current. On longtermscoral skeletal d18O indicates a near-continuousincrease of SST at Ningaloo Reef over one century.The skeletal d18O time series was checked for the presenceof seasonal cooling events resulting from majorvolcanic eruptions. An F1 7C cooling is evidentfollowing the eruption of Pinatubo in 1991, whichreproduces the results of previous investigations.However, only weak or no signals can be related to theeruptions of Krakatau (1883) and Agung (1963).

Data entered by name:

Filipsson, Helena

Data entered by email:

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Main reference(s):

Kuhnert H, Pätzold J, Wyrwoll K-H, Wefer G (2000):Monitoring climate variability over the past 116 years in coral oxygen isotopes from Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia. Int. J. Earth Sci., 88, 725-732

Link to reference 1:

http://www.springerlink.com/content/61tl8b2gr1cd70l8/

Data storage link 1:

http://hurricane.ncdc.noaa.gov/pls/paleox/f?p=519:1:3007057159597127::::P1_STUDY_ID:1867

Data storage link 2:

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Current dating method:

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Annual snow acc rate:

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Category: Ocean2k