Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Biogeosciences, 15, 331–348, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-331-2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 331–348, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-331-2018

Research article 16 Jan 2018

Research article | 16 Jan 2018

Mn∕Ca intra- and inter-test variability in the benthic foraminifer Ammonia tepida

Jassin Petersen et al.

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In Lake Grevelingen, a coastal ecosystem, foraminifera experience important temporal variations in oxygen concentration and in pore water manganese. The high resolution of LA-ICP-MS allows us to analyse the chambers of foraminiferal shells separately and to obtain signals from a series of calcification events. We estimate the variability in Mn/Ca observed within single shells due to biomineralization and show that a substantial part of the signal is related to environmental variability.
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