Articles | Volume 14, issue 23
Biogeosciences, 14, 5607–5632, 2017
Biogeosciences, 14, 5607–5632, 2017

Research article 12 Dec 2017

Research article | 12 Dec 2017

Reconstructing Holocene temperature and salinity variations in the western Baltic Sea region: a multi-proxy comparison from the Little Belt (IODP Expedition 347, Site M0059)

Ulrich Kotthoff et al.

Data sets

Ostracod valve counts at IODP Site 347-M0059 (Baltic Sea), upper 52.3 meters composite depth A. Y. Stepanova

Short summary
We present reconstructions of paleotemperature, paleosalinity, and paleoecology from the Little Belt (Site M0059) over the past ~ 8000 years and evaluate the applicability of numerous proxies. Conditions were lacustrine until ~ 7400 cal yr BP. A transition to brackish–marine conditions then occurred within ~ 200 years. Salinity proxies rarely allowed quantitative estimates but revealed congruent results, while quantitative temperature reconstructions differed depending on the proxies used.
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