Articles | Volume 16, issue 3
Clim. Past, 16, 885–910, 2020
Clim. Past, 16, 885–910, 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.

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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.