Huon Terrace VIIa3, Papua New Guinea Fossil and Living Coral Isotope (delta 18O) Data for 130,000 years BP to Present

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Title:
Huon Terrace VIIa3, Papua New Guinea Fossil and Living Coral Isotope (delta 18O) Data for 130,000 years BP to Present
Abstract:
Results of analysis of cores collected from 'fossil' massive Porites corals exposed in the raised reefs of the Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea (see below for age estimate), and living corals. The cores were collected vertically down the axis of maximum growth of the colony. Cores were subsampled into 1mm growth increments, resulting in an average of 12 samples/annual growth increment. These samples were analysed for d18O, then the data interpolated to seasonal resolution (presented here). In this region, seasonal and interannual variations in skeletal d18O are due to the combined effects of changes in precipitation/evaporation balance and temperature; see Tudhope et al., 1995, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 136, 575, and Tudhope et al., 2001, Science, 291, 1511-1517 for further discussion of climatic interpretation.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Tudhope, Alexander W. , 200110, Huon Terrace VIIa3, Papua New Guinea Fossil and Living Coral Isotope (delta 18O) Data for 130,000 years BP to Present: World Data Center for Paleoclimatology Data Contribution Series 2001-073, World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder, Boulder.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: 147.62
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: 147.62
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: -6.13
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: -6.13

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    Beginning_Date: cc128000
    Ending_Date: Present
    Currentness_Reference: Publication Date

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  7. How does the data set describe geographic features?

    coral variable
    coral variable (Source: coral variable)

    del18O
    delta 18O (per mil) relative to PDB (Source: Craig, H., 1957. Isotopic standards for mass spectrometric analysis of carbon dioxide. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 12:113-140)

    Range of values
    Minimum:unknown
    Maximum:unknown
    Units:per mil
    Resolution:0.01


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  2. Who also contributed to the data set?

    Tudhope, A.W., C.P. Chilcott, M.T. McCulloch, E.R. Cook, J. Chappell, R.M. Ellam, D.W. Lea, J.M Lough, and G.B. Shimmield, 2001, Variability in the El Nino-Southern Oscillation through a glacial-interglacial cycle. Science, v.291 (5508), pp. 1511-1517, February 23, 2001.

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Paleoclimatic Research


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Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: PLEASE CITE ORIGINAL REFERENCE WHEN USING THIS DATA

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    NOAA Paleoclimatology Program
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    Disclaimer- While every effort has been made to ensure that these data are accurate and reliable within the limits of the current state of the art, NOAA cannot assume liability for any damages caused by any errors or omissions in the data, nor as a result of the failure of the data to function on a particular system. NOAA makes no warranty, expressed or implied, nor does the fact of distribution constitute such a warranty.

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Dates:
Last modified: 01-Apr-2011
Metadata author:
NOAA Paleoclimatology Program
Data Manager
325 Broadway, Code E/CC23
Boulder, Colorado 80305-3328
U.S.A.

(303) 497-6280 (voice)
(303) 497-6513 (FAX)
paleo@noaa.gov

Hours_of_Service: 9-5 MST Monday-Friday
Metadata standard:
FGDC Content Standard for Digital Geospatial Metadata (FGDC-STD-001-1998)


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