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Volume 13, issue 5
Biogeosciences, 13, 1469–1489, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-1469-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
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Biogeosciences, 13, 1469–1489, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-1469-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 10 Mar 2016

Research article | 10 Mar 2016

Upwellings mitigated Plio-Pleistocene heat stress for reef corals on the Florida platform (USA)

Thomas C. Brachert et al.

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We present stable isotope proxy data and calcification records from fossil reef corals. The corals investigated derive from the Florida carbonate platform and are of middle Pliocene to early Pleistocene age. From the data we infer an environment subject to intermittent upwelling on annual to decadal timescales. Calcification rates were enhanced during periods of upwelling. This is likely an effect of dampened SSTs during the upwelling.
We present stable isotope proxy data and calcification records from fossil reef corals. The...
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