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A four-year record of UK′37- and TEX86-derived sea surface temperature estimates from sinking particles in the filamentous upwelling region off Cape Blanc, Mauritania
Description: Lipid biomarker records from sinking particles collected by sediment traps can be used to study the seasonality of biomarker production as well as processes of particle formation and settling, ultimately leading to the preservation of the biomarkers in sediments. Here scientists present records of the biomarker indices UK37′ based on alkenones and TEX86 based on isoprenoid glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers (GDGTs), both used for the reconstruction of sea surface temperatures (SST). [Source: Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers]
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Source: Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers
Publish Date: 3/1/2015
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