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Refining the global branched glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraether (brGDGT) soil temperature calibration

Author:
Naafs, B.D.A., Gallego-Sala, A.V., Inglis, G.N., Pancost, R.D.
Source:
Organic geochemistry 2017
ISSN:
0146-6380
Subject:
alkaline soils, climate, environmental factors, evapotranspiration, freezing, heat sums, soil pH, soil temperature, soil water
Abstract:
Branched glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers (brGDGTs) are increasingly used to reconstruct past terrestrial temperature and soil pH. Here we compare all available modern soil brGDGT data (n=350) to a wide range of environmental parameters to obtain new global temperature calibrations.
Agid:
5632368