A global synthesis of high-resolution stable isotope data from benthic foraminifera of the last deglaciation
Authors: Muglia J, Mulitza S, Repschläger J, Schmittner A, Lembke-Jene L, Mix A, Saraswat R, Sikes E, Waelbroeck C, Gottschalk J, Lippold J, Lund D, Martinez-Mendez G, Michel E, Muschitiello F, Naik S, Okazaki Y, Stott L, Voelker A, and Zhao N
The OC3 working group has published a new paper in Scientific Data on "A global synthesis of high-resolution stable isotope data from benthic foraminifera of the last deglaciation".
The paper is a description of the OC3 database, which is a compilation of δ13C and δ18O data from benthic foraminifera, with a focus on the last deglaciation.
Only high time resolution data are included, and multiple age models approaches are stored in the database. Software tools to analyze and organize the data accompany the publication.
The database is the result of a PAGES Data Stewardship Scholarship (DSS) awarded the OC3 working group in May 2021 to data steward, and author, Juan Muglia.
The goal of the OC3 DSS was "to establish a novel global database of stable isotope δ13C and δ18O measurements on benthic foraminifera shells from ocean sediment cores with consistent, high-resolution age models, that will allow for easy updates and facilitate uncertainty quantification. In creating this database, a thorough data-quality check will be conducted and metadata will be included. Finally, tools will be created to easily extract information from the database."