Papua New Guinea Stable Isotope (delta 18O) Data for 1922 to 1991

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Title:
Papua New Guinea Stable Isotope (delta 18O) Data for 1922 to 1991
Abstract:
Samples were collected in 1991 and 1992 from massive Porites corals in Madang Lagoon (5 deg 13 minS; 145 deg 49 min E, .2M Depth) and at Duranguit Reef, Laing Island (4deg 9 min S; 144 deg 53 min E; 3M Depth), Bismark Sea coast, Papua New Guinea. The isotope record displays a marked seasonality, with an average annual range of 0.3-0.4% and as much as 0.8% PDB. Smoothed coral 18O records are correlated with both Madang rainfall and Tahiti-Darwin SOI.
  1. How should this data set be cited?

    Tudhope, A.W., Shimmield, G.B., Chilcott, C.P., Jebb, M., Fallick, A.E., and Dalgleish, A.N., 1998, Papua New Guinea Stable Isotope (delta 18O) Data for 1922 to 1991: World Data Center for Paleoclimatology Data Contribution Series 1998-019, World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder, Boulder.

  2. What geographic area does the data set cover?

    West_Bounding_Coordinate: 144.88
    East_Bounding_Coordinate: 145.82
    North_Bounding_Coordinate: -4.15
    South_Bounding_Coordinate: -5.22

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    Beginning_Date: 1922
    Ending_Date: 1991
    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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Paleoclimatic Research


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Access_Constraints: None
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    NOAA Paleoclimatology Program
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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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