Evidence for a higher pH in the glacial ocean from boron isotopes in foraminifera

@article{Sanyal1995EvidenceFA,
  title={Evidence for a higher pH in the glacial ocean from boron isotopes in foraminifera},
  author={Abhijit Sanyal and N. Gary Hemming and Gilbert N. Hanson and Wallace S Broecker},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1995},
  volume={373},
  pages={234-236}
}
RECORDS of past changes in the pH of the oceans should provide insights into how the carbonate chemistry of the oceans has changed over time. The latter is related to changes in the atmospheric CO2 content, such as that which occurred during the last glacial-interglacial transition1. Previous studies2,3 have shown that the fractionation of boron isotopes between sea water and precipitated carbonate minerals is pH-dependent. This finding has been used to reconstruct the evolution of ocean pH… CONTINUE READING

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