Articles | Volume 14, issue 21
Biogeosciences, 14, 4927–4947, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-4927-2017
Biogeosciences, 14, 4927–4947, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-4927-2017

Research article 07 Nov 2017

Research article | 07 Nov 2017

Modeling calcification periods of Cytheridella ilosvayi from Florida based on isotopic signatures and hydrological data

Juliane Meyer et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (15 Jun 2017) by Aldo Shemesh
AR by Juliane Meyer on behalf of the Authors (09 Aug 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 Aug 2017) by Aldo Shemesh
RR by Jonathan Holmes (14 Sep 2017)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (24 Sep 2017) by Aldo Shemesh
AR by Juliane Meyer on behalf of the Authors (02 Oct 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
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Isotopic signatures of ostracods from Florida correlate with their host water, implying a regional influence of temperature and precipitation. Calculated monthly configurations of a theoretical calcite formed in rivers were compared to ostracod isotope compositions. The data suggest a seasonal shell formation during early spring that is coupled to the hydrological cycle of the region. The surprising seasonality of the investigated ostracods is of importance for paleontological interpretation.
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