Covers methods of reconstruction of past climate, climate changes, oceanography of the South Atlantic (including the Southern Ocean) and the cycling of biochemical components in the ocean. Each chapter gives an overview of a specific proxy, parameters with approximate unobservable environmental variables, provides particular findings obtained in the South Atlantic and ends with an outlook on future perspectives with respect to the proxy described.
Clues to Ocean History: a Brief Overview of Proxies. - Sea-Surface Temperature Estimations Using a Modern Analog Technique. - The Distribution of Living Plankton Foraminifera. - Stable Carbon Isotopes in Benthic Foraminifera: Proxies for Deep and Bottom Water Circulation and New Production. - Organic Carbon and Carbonate as Paleoproductivity Proxies: Examples from High and Low Productivity Areas of the Tropical Atlantic. - Biogenic Barium as a Proxy for Paleoproductivity: Methods and Limitations of Application. - Reassessing Foraminiferal Stable Isotope Geochemistry: Impact of the Oceanic Carbonate System (Experimental Results). - Pollen and Spores in Marine Sediments from the East Atlantic - A View from the Ocean into the African Continent. - Simulation of Oxygen Isotopes in a Global Ocean Model. - Data Management of Proxy Parameters with PANGAEA.
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