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18 Mar 2022
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 18 Mar 2022

Performance of temperature and productivity proxies based on long-chain alkane-1, mid-chain diols at test: a 5-year sediment trap record from the Mauritanian upwelling

Gerard J. M. Versteegh, Karin A. F. Zonneveld, Jens Hefter, Oscar E. Romero, Gerhard Fischer, and Gesine Mollenhauer


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-309', Anonymous Referee #1, 10 Dec 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC1', Gerard J.M. Versteegh, 31 Jan 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-309', Anonymous Referee #2, 31 Dec 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC2', Gerard J.M. Versteegh, 31 Jan 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (08 Feb 2022) by Sebastian Naeher
AR by Gerard J.M. Versteegh on behalf of the Authors (15 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes
ED: Publish as is (17 Feb 2022) by Sebastian Naeher
Short summary
A 5-year record of long-chain mid-chain diol export flux and composition is presented with a 1- to 3-week resolution sediment trap CBeu (in the NW African upwelling). All environmental parameters as well as the diol composition are dominated by the seasonal cycle, albeit with different phase relations for temperature and upwelling. Most diol-based proxies are dominated by upwelling. The long-chain diol index reflects temperatures of the oligotrophic summer sea surface.
Final-revised paper