High-Resolution Ocean Sediments

David E. Black, Larry C. Peterson, Jonathan T. Overpeck, Alexey Kaplan, Michael N. Evans, Michaele Kashgarian, 1999. Eight Centuries of North Atlantic Ocean Atmosphere Variability, SCIENCE VOL 286 26 NOVEMBER 1999 Data
David E. Black, Robert C. Thunell, Alexey Kaplan, Larry C. Peterson, and Eric J. Tappa. 2004. A 2000-year record of Caribbean and tropical North Atlantic hydrographic variability, PALEOCEANOGRAPHY, VOL. 19, PA2022, doi:10.1029/2003PA000982, 2004 Data
David E. Black, Matthew A. Abahazi, Robert C. Thunell, Alexey Kaplan, Eric J. Tappa, and Larry C. Peterson, 2007. An 8-century tropical Atlantic SST record from the Cariaco Basin: Baseline variability, twentieth-century warming, and Atlantic hurricane frequency, PALEOCEANOGRAPHY, VOL. 22, PA4204, doi:10.1029/2007PA001427, 2007 Data

PL07-71 BC; PL07-73 BC very high resolution varves, resolution 1-1.5 years Mg-Ca SST reconstruction, dO18, bulloides 850 years CA ref1

Pigmy Basin, Gulf of Mexico
Poore et al, 2003. Millennial- to century-scale variability in Gulf of Mexico Holocene climate records. PALEOCEANOGRAPHY, 18 1048, doi:10.1029/2002PA000868, 2003. url

RC 12-10 from the western GOM and Gyre 97-6 PC20 from the Louisiana continental slope in the northern GOM (Figure 1). RC12-10: accumulation rate 20 cm/kyr; 1- 2 cm intervals; resolution 50-100 years; top 10 cm crumbled. Gyre 97-6 PC20: accumulation 20 cm/kyr; a cm intervals; resolution 50 years.

Poore, R.Z., T. M. Quinn, and S. Verardo, 2004. Century-scale movement of the Atlantic Intertropical Convergence
Zone linked to solar variability. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. 31, L12214, doi:10.1029/2004GL019940, 2004

MD02-2553 taken from the Pigmy Basin on the continental slope of the northern GOM in the summer of 2002. Sediment samples at 1 cm. Resolution ~30 years.

R.Z. Poore, M.J. Pavich and H.D. Grissino-Mayer 2005. Record of the North American southwest monsoon from Gulf of Mexico sediment cores, Geology 2005 url

MD02-2553 and RC 12-10

Julie N Richey, Richard Z Poore, Benjamin P Flower, Terrence M Quinn, 2007, A 1400-year multi-proxy record of climate variability from the Northern Gulf of Mexico url

PBBC-1. sample interval 0.5 cm; sedimentation rate 45 cm/1000 years; resolution 12 years data Mg-Ca SST; dO18; pct G sacc 1455 years

Sargasso Sea
Keigwin et al 1996

BC-004 data coretop 25 BP (1925) dO18 SST resolution about 50 years

Alicia Newton, Robert Thunell, and Lowell Stott, 2006. Climate and hydrographic variability in the Indo-Pacific Warm Pool during the last millennium. GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS, VOL. 33, L19710, doi:10.1029/2006GL027234, 2006 http://www.climateaudit.org/?p=858

MD9821-60 (1998) was collected was collected at 5 12.07 S, 117 29.20 E from a water depth of 1185 m. well above the present-day lysocline on. Although the uppermost sediments representing roughly the last 150 years were lost during the coring process, the average Holocene sedimentation rate at this location is well over 100 cm per 1,000 years. The core was sampled continuously at 1 cm intervals, providing a time resolution of less than 10 years.

Rein et al, 2005. El Nino variability off Peru during the last 20,000 years”‘?, Paleoceanography 20,2005 Data

SO147-106KL (80 km off Lima/Peru;12030S, 7739.80W, 184 m water depth, Figure. Dating model with variable resolution. About 2 years in past millennium

Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea
Anderson, D. M., Overpeck, J. T. & Gupta, A. K. Increase in the Asian SW Monsoon During the Past Four Centuries. Science 297, 596-599 (2002).
CA ref1 ref2 ref3

RC-2730 data 2 mm 18 years
RC-2735 data 2 mm 18 years

Gupta, A. K., Anderson, D. M. & Overpeck, J. T. Abrupt changes in the Asian southwest monsoon during the Holocene and their links to the North Atlantic Ocean. Nature 421, 354-357 (2003).
Overpeck, J., Anderson, D., Trumbore, S. & Prell, W. The southwest Indian Monsoon over the last 18 000 years. Clim. Dyn. 12, 213-225 (1996).

723A data starts about 500 BP


von Rad et al, 1999. A 5000-yr Record of Climate Change in Varved Sediments from the Oxygen Minimum Zone off Pakistan, Northeastern Arabian Sea, Quaternary Research 51, 39-53 (1999)

SO 90-56 KA (from box core SO 90-39KG) taken from the center of the OMZ west of Karachi (24” 50N, 65” 55E; water depth: 695 m). sedimentation rate 1.2-1.5 mm/year. Annual resolution by varve counting.

Arctic Ocean

Southern Ocean and Antarctica
Khim et al 2002, Unstable Climate Oscillations during the Late Holocene in the Eastern Bransfield Basin, Antarctic Peninsula, Quaternary Research 58, 234-245 (2002) http://www.climateaudit.org/?p=105

Core A9-EB2. Sedimentation rate 87 cm/1000 yr. Magnetics scanned at 1-cm intervals. Resolution ~12 years.


  1. ann lillie
    Posted Dec 14, 2009 at 3:39 PM | Permalink | Reply

    Firstly, may I thank you for all your considerable efforts in the cause of scientific truth. i can’t properly express my gratitude to you as it is so enormous!

    And if you could please help me find information about the latest “scare” brought up by the AGW bunch, namely the ‘acidification of the oceans’, I would be most grateful.

    Ann Lillie (14 12 09)

  2. Visitor
    Posted May 2, 2010 at 3:21 AM | Permalink | Reply

    The link to the Pacific Peru sediment at uni-mainz.de is broken and they do not seem to have any obvious way to get the data now.

    Was this part of their “ELSA” project?
    Does anyone know of where to get that sediment data file?

    steve: I saved the data and will email it if you contact me. BUt you should contact the authors and ask them to restore the information.

  3. Matt Erickson
    Posted Oct 21, 2010 at 11:20 PM | Permalink | Reply

    Why are sedimentation rates of interest?

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