Sediment traps as a new tool for estimation of longevity of planktonic foraminifera

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dc.contributor.author Nigam, R.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-02-22T05:31:32Z
dc.date.available 2008-02-22T05:31:32Z
dc.date.issued 2005
dc.identifier.citation Antarctic geoscience, ocean-atmosphere interaction and paleoclimatology, eds. Rajan, S.; Pandey, P.C. 216-224p.
dc.identifier.uri http://drs.nio.org/drs/handle/2264/988
dc.description.abstract Sediment trap technique provides time series data of sinking particles (faunal and sediment) from surface to bottom of the sea. Besides many other applications, data can also be used to estimate life span of planktonic foraminifera. Based on rearing experiments, life spans of few weeks were proposed for planktonic foraminifera by earlier researchers. Reanalysis of the results of sediment traps deployed in the Arabian Sea (during 1986-87) indicated the life spans of planktonic foraminifera to be approx. 6 months. A fresh approach is required to confirm this hypothesis. If confirmed, the findings will have far reaching implications in paleoclimatic reconstructions.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher NCAOR, Goa
dc.rights Copyright [2005]. It is tried to respect the rights of the copyright holders to the best of the knowledge. If it is brought to our notice by copyright holder that the rights are voilated then the item would be withdrawn.
dc.subject palaeo studies
dc.subject foraminifera
dc.subject sediment traps
dc.subject palaeoclimatology
dc.subject longevity
dc.title Sediment traps as a new tool for estimation of longevity of planktonic foraminifera
dc.type Conference Article


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