Coccolithophore cell size and the Paleogene decline in atmospheric CO2

@article{Henderiks2008CoccolithophoreCS,
  title={Coccolithophore cell size and the Paleogene decline in atmospheric CO2},
  author={J. Henderiks and M. Pagani},
  journal={Earth and Planetary Science Letters},
  year={2008},
  volume={269},
  pages={576-584}
}
  • J. Henderiks, M. Pagani
  • Published 2008
  • Geology
  • Earth and Planetary Science Letters
  • ARTICLE I NFO Alkenone-based Cenozoic records of the partial pressure of atmospheric carbon dioxide (pCO2) are founded on the carbon isotope fractionation that occurred during marine photosynthesis (ep37:2). However, the magnitude of ep37:2 is also influenced by phytoplankton cell size — a consideration lacking in previous alkenone-based CO2 estimates. In this study, we reconstruct cell size trends in ancient alkenone-producing coccolithophores (the reticulofenestrids) to test the influence… CONTINUE READING

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