Articles | Volume 14, issue 8
Clim. Past, 14, 1229–1252, 2018

Special issue: Paleoclimate data synthesis and analysis of associated uncertainty...

Clim. Past, 14, 1229–1252, 2018

Research article 16 Aug 2018

Research article | 16 Aug 2018

Deglacial carbon cycle changes observed in a compilation of 127 benthic δ13C time series (20–6 ka)

Carlye D. Peterson and Lorraine E. Lisiecki

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Our study presents an analysis of a four-dimensional compilation of globally distributed carbon isotope time series that span 20 to 6 thousand years ago. We explore carbon cycle connections between the deep ocean, atmosphere, and land-based carbon storage on thousand-year time scales to provide useful constraints for global carbon cycle reconstructions. Additionally, these carbon isotope time series are suitable for comparison with deglacial simulations from isotope-enabled Earth system models.