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Collaborative Research: Developing a Continous Replicated Reconstruction of Tropical Pacific Climate Over the Last 500-700 Years: Analysis of Massive Porites Corals from American Samoa

Lead PI: Dr. Braddock K. Linsley Robert Dunbar

Unit Affiliation: Biology and Paleo Environment, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

August 2012 - July 2015
Inactive
Pacific Ocean ; Ta'u, American Samoa ; Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory ; Stanford University
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: Funding will support a post-doc to carry out research on SST and SSS patterns in American Samoa.

OUTCOMES: Have published 2 papers on the coral d18O and d13C time-series generated from this long coral core from Ta'u American Samoa. See papers Tangri et al. (2018) and Linsley et al. (2019).

SPONSOR:

National Science Foundation (NSF)

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$237,543

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Stanford University

WEBSITE:

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1203783&HistoricalAwards=false

PUBLICATIONS:

Linsley, B. K., R. B. Dunbar, E. P. Dassié, N. Tangri, H. C. Wu, L. D. Brenner, G. M. Wellington, Coral Carbon Isotope Sensitivity to Growth Rate and Water Depth with Palaeo-Sea Level Implications, Published on-line May 3, 2019, Nature Communications, (2019) 10:2056| https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-10054-x, shortened URL: https://rdcu.be/bz11c, Columbia University Academic Commons link: https://doi.org/10.7916/d8-1gzc-tj03

Tangri, N., R. B. Dunbar, B. K. Linsley, D. A. Mucciarone, ENSO's Shrinking 20th Century Footprint Revealed in a Half‐millennium Coral Core from the South Pacific Convergence Zone, Paleoceangraphy and Paleoclimatology, First published online: 11 October 2018 https://doi.org/10.1029/2017PA0033

KEYWORDS

sea surface temperature medieval warm period ocean and climate physics variability sea surface salinity paleoclimate little ice age

THEMES

Earth fundamentals