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Gulf of Mexico Climate-History Calibration Study

Proxy methods allow us to estimate ancient ocean temperatures but only if the method is calibrated using modern samples for which we measure the temperature. This is a proxy method using a sediment trap to collect planktonic foraminifera.

by Spear, Jessica W. and Poore, Richard Z.
U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2010-3044
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Climate change, Instrument design and development, Paleoceanography, Plankton, Protists, Sea surface temperature, Sedimentation, Specimen collecting
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