Planktonic foraminiferal assemblages from sediment core ODP-161-976A


This dataset provides planktonic foraminiferal assemblage data from the marine sediment core: ODP-161-976A (Alboran Sea). Planktonic foraminiferal species are presented in percentages of total counts in relation to core depth. The datasets has been accomplished in 2017/2018 and form the basis of SIMMAX-derived seasonal sea surface temperature reconstructions (doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.899720). AMS dates for the core can be found at doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.912673. In order to count planktonic foraminiferal specimens approximately 10 cm³ of sediment sample has been washed over a 63 µm sieve and was subsequently dried at 40 °C. The samples were then dry-sieved for larger fractions. Foraminifera have been counted under the microscope from the > 150 µm fraction, which previously has been split into aliquots of at least 300 specimens using a Kiel dry sample splitter.

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Creator Weinelt, Mara ORCID logo; Schirrmacher, Julien ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2021
Funding Reference German Research Foundation Crossref Funder ID 290391021 TransformationsDimensionen - Mensch-Umwelt Wechselwirkungen in Prähistorischen und Archaischen Gesellschaften
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International;
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Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 775 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-4.313 LON, 36.205 LAT); Alboran Sea
Temporal Coverage Begin 1995-05-21T01:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1995-05-21T09:00:00Z