Ocean Cores

Owen K. Davis, University of Arizona

This University of Arizona course website features an outline to interpreting ocean cores as they relate to past environmental conditions (e.g. sedimentation rates, climate, etc.). The outline includes figures and information about sedimentation, the history of interpreting ocean cores, how proxies in ocean cores reveal past climate, and use of oxygen isotopes to infer past climate. Key terms are hyperlinked to related pages and further information.

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Subject: Biology:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Geoscience:Atmospheric Science:Climatology , Biology:Microbiology, Geoscience:Geology:Geochemistry:Stable Isotopes
Resource Type: Scientific Resources:Overview/Reference Work, Audio/Visual:Images/Illustrations, Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes
Grade Level: Graduate/Professional, College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Topics: Biosphere:Ecology:Habitats:Marine, Climate, Biosphere:Microbiology, Solid Earth:Geochemistry:Stable Isotopes
Theme: Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Geochemistry, Teach the Earth:Incorporating Societal Issues:Climate Change, Teach the Earth:Course Topics:Atmospheric Science, EcologyKeyword: paleoclimate