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Biogeosciences An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Biogeosciences, 14, 5607-5632, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-14-5607-2017
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Research article
12 Dec 2017
Reconstructing Holocene temperature and salinity variations in the western Baltic Sea region: a multi-proxy comparison from the Little Belt (IODP Expedition 347, Site M0059)
Ulrich Kotthoff et al.

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Ostracod valve counts at IODP Site 347-M0059 (Baltic Sea), upper 52.3 meters composite depth A. Y. Stepanova https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.873270
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We present reconstructions of paleotemperature, paleosalinity, and paleoecology from the Little Belt (Site M0059) over the past ~ 8000 years and evaluate the applicability of numerous proxies. Conditions were lacustrine until ~ 7400 cal yr BP. A transition to brackish–marine conditions then occurred within ~ 200 years. Salinity proxies rarely allowed quantitative estimates but revealed congruent results, while quantitative temperature reconstructions differed depending on the proxies used.
We present reconstructions of paleotemperature, paleosalinity, and paleoecology from the Little...
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