Amedee Lighthouse, New Caledonia Stable Isotope (delta 18O, delta 13C) Data for 1657 to 1992

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Identification_Information:
Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: T. M. Quinn
Originator: T.J. Crowley
Originator: F.W. Taylor
Originator: C. Henin
Originator: P. Joannot
Originator: Y. Join
Publication_Date: 199901
Title:
Amedee Lighthouse, New Caledonia Stable Isotope (delta 18O, delta 13C) Data for 1657 to 1992
Series_Information:
Series_Name: World Data Center for Paleoclimatology Data Contribution Series
Issue_Identification: 1999-003
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boulder
Publisher: World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder
Description:
Abstract:
Bathymetry: coral collected live in ~3m of water in September of 1992. Coral species: Porites lutea. Variable names: The Excel File contains 4 worksheets labelled Raw Data, 92-52 mo., 1951-1657 qtr., and Published 1992-1657 Qtr. The last worksheet contains age, delta18O and delta 13C used in Quinn et al. (1998). These data have been interpolated at 4 samples/year using AnalySeries (Paillard et al., 1996). Path refers to sampling pathway; values range from 1 to 30. Sample id refers to numbering scheme used in sampling. Cells with more than 1 value reflect offset and overlapping sequences. Stable isotope data for these cells are averages of overlapped samples. Sample # refers to sequential numbering of all data from top to bottom. Overlapped samples counted as one sample. Raw delta 18O, delta 13C isotopic values as they were determined on the mass spectrometer. Year: calendar year assignments based on integrated use of density-bands and observed SST measurements. Post-AS delta 18O, delta 13C refers to data that have been interpolated at equal age increments using the software program AnalySeries (Paillard et al., 1996). Conversion from depth to age was accomplished using the age model feature of AnalySeries. Variable unit: per mil relative to VPDB. Data precision: Precision (ó2) was monitored by daily analyses of a powdered calcite standard (NBS-20) and was better than 0.08 per mil for both oxygen and carbon. The average standard deviation of forty-six replicate analyses of coral samples is 0.10 per mil for oxygen and 0.07 per mil carbon. Data format: Values are reported in standard notation relative to VPDB after correction for the 17O contribution. Sampling information: We sampled the coral at two levels of sampling density. The upper 40 years of the coral was sampled at 12 samples/density-band couplet (dbc). The remainder of the coral was sampled at 4 samples/dbc.
Purpose: Paleoclimatic Research
Time_Period_of_Content:
Time_Period_Information:
Range_of_Dates/Times:
Beginning_Date: 1657
Ending_Date: 1992
Currentness_Reference: Publication Date
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: None Planned
Spatial_Domain:
Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: 166.45
East_Bounding_Coordinate: 166.45
North_Bounding_Coordinate: -22.48
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -22.48
Keywords:
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Theme Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Coral Records > Delta 18O
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Coral Records > Delta 13C
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > Paleoclimate > Coral Records > Density
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Discovery Thesaurus
Theme_Keyword: Numeric Data Sets > Paleoclimatology
Theme:
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO 19115 Topic Category
Theme_Keyword: climatologyMeteorologyAtmosphere
Theme_Keyword: 004
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Place Thesaurus
Place_Keyword:
COUNTRY/TERRITORY > French Overseas Territory > New Caledonia > New Caledonia > Parc Territorial du Lagon Sud: Amedee Islet (22S166E0003)
Place_Keyword:
OCEAN BASIN > Pacific Ocean > South Pacific Ocean > Parc Territorial du Lagon Sud: Amedee Islet > Parc Territorial du Lagon Sud: Amedee Islet (22S166E0003)
Temporal:
Temporal_Keyword_Thesaurus: CoRIS Temporal Thesaurus
Temporal_Keyword: Holocene, Modern
Access_Constraints: None
Use_Constraints: Please cite original reference when using this data.
Data_Set_Credit:
Quinn, T.M., T.J. Crowley, F.W. Taylor, C. Henin, P. Joannot, and Y. Join, 1998, A multicentury stable isotope record from a New Caledonia coral: Interannual and decadal SST variability in the southwest Pacific since 1657; Paleoceanography, 13, 4, 412-426.

Entity_and_Attribute_Information:
Detailed_Description:
Entity_Type:
Entity_Type_Label: coral variable
Entity_Type_Definition: coral variable
Entity_Type_Definition_Source: coral variable
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: del13C
Attribute_Definition: delta 13C (per mil)
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Craig, H., 1957. Isotopic standards for mass spectrometric analysis of carbon dioxide. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 12:113-140; Fairbanks, R.G., and R.E. Dodge, Annual periodicity of the O-18/O-16 and C-13/C-12 ratios in the coral Montastrea annularis, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 43, 1979.
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: unknown
Range_Domain_Maximum: unknown
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: per mil
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01
Attribute:
Attribute_Label: del18O
Attribute_Definition: delta 18O (per mil) relative to PDB
Attribute_Definition_Source:
Craig, H., 1957. Isotopic standards for mass spectrometric analysis of carbon dioxide. Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta, 12:113-140
Attribute_Domain_Values:
Range_Domain:
Range_Domain_Minimum: unknown
Range_Domain_Maximum: unknown
Attribute_Units_of_Measure: per mil
Attribute_Measurement_Resolution: 0.01

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Metadata_Date: 20110331
Metadata_Review_Date: 20110331
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Contact_Position: Data Manager
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Address: 325 Broadway, Code E/CC23
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: Colorado
Postal_Code: 80305-3328
Country: U.S.A.
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CoRIS:
CoRIS_ID: 20020325082658
CoRIS_Children: None
CoRIS_Beginning_Date: 16570101
CoRIS_Ending_Date: 19921231
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