Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
Clim. Past, 16, 885–910, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-885-2020
Clim. Past, 16, 885–910, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-885-2020

Research article 20 May 2020

Research article | 20 May 2020

A proxy modelling approach to assess the potential of extracting ENSO signal from tropical Pacific planktonic foraminifera

Brett Metcalfe et al.

Data sets

GEBCO_2014 Grid GEBCO https://www.gebco.net/

On the validity of foraminifera-based ENSO reconstructions B. Metcalfe, B. C. Lougheed, C. Waelbroeck, and D. M. Roche https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.2554843

gebconetcdf.m B. C. Lougheed https://github.com/bryanlougheed/gebconetcdf

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Short summary
Planktonic foraminifera construct a shell that, post mortem, settles to the seafloor, prior to collection by Palaeoclimatologists for use as proxies. Such organisms in life are sensitive to the ambient conditions (e.g. temperature, salinity), which therefore means our proxies maybe skewed toward the ecology of organisms. Using a proxy system model, Foraminifera as Modelled Entities (FAME), we assess the potential of extracting ENSO signal from tropical Pacific planktonic foraminifera.