Alkenones and multiproxy strategies in paleoceanographic studies

AC Mix, E Bard, G Eglinton, LD Keigwin, AC Ravelo, Y Rosenthal

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We assess multiproxy strategies involving alkenone-based and other paleoceanographic indicators in an effort to define uncertainties and to advance understanding of past oceanic and climatic changes. Looking to the future, we recommend a parallel strategy of applying proxies to the geologic record while continuously seeking refinements in methods and understanding of mechanisms that control each proxy. A multiproxy strategy increases confidence in results and provides oceanographic context for more effective interpretation of processes. A combination of proxies allows derivation of additional properties, such as upper ocean paleosalinity or paleo-pCO2, for a more complete view of the oceanographic and climate mechanisms involved in changing Earth's environment.
Translated title of the contributionAlkenones and multiproxy strategies in paleoceanographic studies
Original languageEnglish
JournalGeochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems
Volume1 (11)
Publication statusPublished - 2000

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Publisher: American Geophysical Union


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