Articles | Volume 19, issue 4
Research article
25 Feb 2022
Research article |  | 25 Feb 2022

Testing the effect of bioturbation and species abundance upon discrete-depth individual foraminifera analysis

Bryan C. Lougheed and Brett Metcalfe


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-202', Anonymous Referee #1, 25 Oct 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-202', Anonymous Referee #3, 15 Dec 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply to Referee #2 (Anonymous referee)', Bryan Lougheed, 03 Jan 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (06 Jan 2022) by Hiroshi Kitazato
AR by Bryan C. Lougheed on behalf of the Authors (20 Jan 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes
ED: Publish as is (24 Jan 2022) by Hiroshi Kitazato
Short summary
Measurements on sea-dwelling shelled organisms called foraminifera retrieved from deep-sea sediment cores have been used to reconstruct sea surface temperature (SST) variation. To evaluate the method, we use a computer model to simulate millions of single foraminifera and how they become mixed in the sediment after being deposited on the seafloor. We compare the SST inferred from the single foraminifera in the sediment core to the true SST in the water, thus quantifying method uncertainties.
Final-revised paper