Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
Clim. Past, 16, 2401–2414, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-2401-2020
Clim. Past, 16, 2401–2414, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-2401-2020

Research article 30 Nov 2020

Research article | 30 Nov 2020

Evaluation of oxygen isotopes and trace elements in planktonic foraminifera from the Mediterranean Sea as recorders of seawater oxygen isotopes and salinity

Linda K. Dämmer et al.

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Data belonging to the publication "Evaluation of oxygen isotopes and trace elements in planktonic foraminifera from the Mediterranean Sea as recorders of seawater oxygen isotopes and salinity" L. de Nooijer, L. Daemmer, E. van Sebille, J. Haak, and G.-J. Reichart https://doi.org/10.4121/13246616.v1

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The compositions of foraminifera shells often vary with environmental parameters such as temperature or salinity; thus, they can be used as proxies for these environmental variables. Often a single proxy is influenced by more than one parameter. Here, we show that while salinity impacts shell Na / Ca, temperature has no effect. We also show that the combination of different proxies (Mg / Ca and δ18O) to reconstruct salinity does not seem to work as previously thought.