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The potential of Mg in Arctica islandica as a climate proxy is explored through analysis of live-collected shells from Irvine Bay, NW Scotland. Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS) analysis of the right hand valve from two specimens indicates that seasonal Mg/Ca variations do not correlate with seawater temperature. The(More)
Coral skeletal Sr/Ca is a palaeothermometer commonly used to produce high resolution seasonal sea surface temperature (SST) records and to investigate the amplitude and frequency of ENSO and interdecadal climate events. The proxy relationship is typically calibrated by matching seasonal SST and skeletal Sr/Ca maxima and minima in modern corals. Applying(More)
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