Biomarker Indicators of Past Climate

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Authors

Rienk H. Smittenberg 

Abstract

The molecular remainders of living organisms, found in sedimentary records, reflect past ecological, environmental and climatic conditions. Occurrence, abundance, relative distribution and even isotopic composition of these lipid biomarkers can be linked to climatic conditions. This chapter reviews organic proxies for past temperature, salinity, hydrology, sea ice conditions and biomass burning.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31223/X54D5P

Subjects

Physical Sciences and Mathematics

Keywords

lipid biomarkers, Long Chain Alkenones, Leaf waxes, IP25, Glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers, TEX86, MBT, paleosalinity, Paleotemperature, paleofire, paleohydrology, past sea ice, hydrogen isotopes

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Published: 2023-08-24 01:47

Last Updated: 2023-10-25 16:30

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CC-By Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International

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