Planktonic foraminifera and Quaternary paleoceanology of the Atlantic Ocean


An original method of paleotemperature analysis on planktonic foraminifera is substantiated and actively used for stratigraphy of bottom sediments and paleoceanologic reconstructions. On the base of this method, as well as on lithological, geochemical, and oxygen isotope data, radiocarbon dating, constructions of other investigators, etc., the main features of dynamic Quaternary paleoceanology of the Atlantic Ocean is reconstructed. It is discussed in the context of global paleogeography. Paleotemperature field, climatic zonation, paleoecology of foraminifera, position of the main water masses, water fronts, currents, distribution of sea ice boundaries, upwelling activity, benthic circulation, processes of sedimentation are econstructed and analyzed.

Supplement to: Barash, Max S (1988): Chetvertichnaya Paleookeanologiya Atlanticheskogo Okeana (Quaternary Paleoceanology of the Atlantic Ocean). Nauka Publ. (Moscow): in Russian, 272 pp

Metadata Access
Creator Barash, Max S
Publisher PANGAEA
Contributor P.P. Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
Publication Year 1988
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Supplementary Publication Series of Datasets; Collection
Format application/zip
Size 6 datasets
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-47.950W, -23.002S, 12.165E, 63.933N); Benguela Upwelling; Atlantic Ocean; North Atlantic