Benthic Foraminfera of the Peruvian and Ecuadorian Continental Margin.

Mallon, Jürgen (2012) Benthic Foraminfera of the Peruvian and Ecuadorian Continental Margin. (PhD/ Doctoral thesis), Christian-Albrechts-Universität, Kiel, 236 pp.

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This study investigated the distribution of living (Rose Bengal stained) benthic foraminifera of the northwestern continental margin of South America with focus on the Peruvian oxygen minimum zone (OMZ) inhabiting species. Further, a new proxy for bottom water oxygen concentrations based on benthic foraminifera has been developed. On sediment core SO147-106KL from the Peruvian OMZ which comprises the last 20 kys the new proxy was applied to reconstruct the variability of bottom water oxygen concentrations during the past 19.6 kys.

Document Type: Thesis (PhD/ Doctoral thesis)
Keywords: benthic foraminifera, Peru, Ecuador, oxygen minimum zone
Research affiliation: OceanRep > SFB 754
OceanRep > SFB 754 > B7
OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-P-OZ Paleo-Oceanography
Open Access Journal?: Yes
Projects: SFB754
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2013 11:40
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2019 22:15

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