Elemental variability in the coralline alga Lithophyllum yemenense as an archive of past climate in the Gulf of Aden (NW Indian Ocean).

@article{Caragnano2017ElementalVI,
  title={Elemental variability in the coralline alga Lithophyllum yemenense as an archive of past climate in the Gulf of Aden (NW Indian Ocean).},
  author={Annalisa Caragnano and Daniela Basso and David Storz and D E Jacob and Federica Ragazzola and Francesca Benzoni and Eric Dutrieux},
  journal={Journal of phycology},
  year={2017},
  volume={53 2},
  pages={381-395}
}
This study presents the first algal thallus (skeleton) archive of Asian monsoon strength and Red Sea influence in the Gulf of Aden. Mg/Ca, Li/Ca, and Ba/Ca were measured in Lithophyllum yemenense from Balhaf (Gulf of Aden) using laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry, and Mg/Ca ratio oscillation was used to reconstruct the chronology (34 y). Oscillations of element rates corresponding to the algal growth between 1974 and 2008 were compared with recorded climate and… CONTINUE READING