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Dupont, Lydie M; Marret, Fabienne; Winn, Kyaw (2009): Age model and pollen analysis from site GIK16867 in the northern Angola Basin. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Dupont, LM et al. (1998): Land-sea correlation by means of terrestrial and marine palynomorphs from the equatorial East Atlantic: phasing of SE trade winds and the oceanic productivity. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 142(1-2), 51-84,

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Sporomorphs and dinoflagellate cysts from site GIK16867 in the northern Angola Basin record the vegetation history of the West African forest during the last 700 ka in relation to changes in salinity and productivity of the eastern Gulf of Guinea. During most cool and cold periods, the Afromontane forest, rather than the open grass-rich dry forest, expanded to lower altitudes partly replacing the lowland rain forest of the borderlands east of the Gulf of Guinea. Except in Stage 3, when oceanic productivity was high during a period of decreased atmospheric circulation, high oceanic productivity is correlated to strong winds. The response of marine productivity in the course of a climatic cycle, however, is earlier than that of wind vigour and makes wind-stress-induced oceanic upwelling in the area less likely. Monsoon variation is well illustrated by the pollen record of increased lowland rain forest that is paired to the dinoflagellate cyst record of decreased salinity forced by increased precipitation and run-off.
Median Latitude: -2.201583 * Median Longitude: 5.100581 * South-bound Latitude: -2.203333 * West-bound Longitude: 5.100000 * North-bound Latitude: -2.200000 * East-bound Longitude: 5.101667
Date/Time Start: 1988-02-10T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1988-02-10T00:00:00
GIK16867-1 * Latitude: -2.203333 * Longitude: 5.100167 * Date/Time: 1988-02-10T00:00:00 * Elevation: -3891.0 m * Recovery: 0.25 m * Location: off Gabun * Campaign: M6/5 * Basis: Meteor (1986) * Device: Giant box corer (GKG)
GIK16867-2 * Latitude: -2.201667 * Longitude: 5.101667 * Date/Time: 1988-02-10T00:00:00 * Elevation: -3891.0 m * Recovery: 12.8 m * Location: off Gabun * Campaign: M6/5 * Basis: Meteor (1986) * Device: Gravity corer (Kiel type) (SL) * Comment: offset to GIK16867-1 = 10 cm
GIK16867-3 * Latitude: -2.200000 * Longitude: 5.100000 * Date/Time: 1988-02-10T00:00:00 * Elevation: -3894.0 m * Recovery: 21.27 m * Location: off Gabun * Campaign: M6/5 * Basis: Meteor (1986) * Device: Piston corer (Kiel type) (KOL) * Comment: offset to GIK16867-2 = 208 cm !
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