Articles | Volume 18, issue 8
Research article
26 Aug 2022
Research article |  | 26 Aug 2022

A 15-million-year surface- and subsurface-integrated TEX86 temperature record from the eastern equatorial Atlantic

Carolien M. H. van der Weijst, Koen J. van der Laan, Francien Peterse, Gert-Jan Reichart, Francesca Sangiorgi, Stefan Schouten, Tjerk J. T. Veenstra, and Appy Sluijs


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on cp-2021-92', Anonymous Referee #1, 25 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on cp-2021-92', Anonymous Referee #2, 18 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (09 Mar 2022) by Arne Winguth
AR by Appy Sluijs on behalf of the Authors (09 Jun 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (06 Jul 2022) by Arne Winguth
AR by Appy Sluijs on behalf of the Authors (12 Jul 2022)  Manuscript 
Short summary
The TEX86 proxy is often used by paleoceanographers to reconstruct past sea-surface temperatures. However, the origin of the TEX86 signal in marine sediments has been debated since the proxy was first proposed. In our paper, we show that TEX86 carries a mixed sea-surface and subsurface temperature signal and should be calibrated accordingly. Using our 15-million-year record, we subsequently show how a TEX86 subsurface temperature record can be used to inform us on past sea-surface temperatures.