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Journal Article

Journal Article

Late-Holocene climatic change recorded in sediment cores from Ellis Fjord, eastern Antarctica  [2001]

McMinn, Andrew; Heijnisj, Henk; Harle, Kate; McOrist, Gordon;

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An analysis of diatom assemblages, Total Organic Carbon (TOC), carbon-nitrogen ratio, δ¹³C, biogenic silica and carboniate in two marine sediment cores from Ellis Fjord, eastern Anitarctica, reveals episodes of climatic change at 3600, 2500. 2000 and 1000 yr BP. Using the diatom data, principal component analysis, the fast-ice index (FI), benthic index (BI) and snow index (SI) (which are derived from the diatom data). a period of reduced temporal sea-ice cover is identified prior to 2500 BP. There was a large increase in sea-ice extent between 2500 and 2000 BP followed by a smaller decline. Tenmporal sea-ice extent after 2000 BP was still significantly greater than prior to 2500 BP. Both cores xvere taken from anoxic basins within the fjJord. It was found that the better preservationi allowed the recognition of taxa such as Clraetocelos vegetative cells, which are inot usually preserved. This enabled the distinction between ice-edge blooms, dominated by Fragilariopsis curta, and open-water blooms dominated by Chaeitoceros. Even though Watts Basin receives a significant summer meltwater input each year, it has not been possible to recognize this signal in the sedimiient core.

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Holocene
ISSN : 0959-6836

Bibliographic information

Language:
English
Type:
Journal Article
In AGRIS since:
2019
Volume:
11
Issue:
3
Extent:
291-300
Publisher:
Sage Publications
All titles:
"Late-Holocene climatic change recorded in sediment cores from Ellis Fjord, eastern Antarctica"@eng
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Bibliographic information

Language:
English
Type:
Journal Article
In AGRIS since:
2019
Volume:
11
Issue:
3
Extent:
291-300
Publisher:
Sage Publications
All titles:
"Late-Holocene climatic change recorded in sediment cores from Ellis Fjord, eastern Antarctica"@eng