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Meier, K J Sebastian; Zonneveld, Karin A F; Kasten, Sabine; Willems, Helmut (2004): Calcareous dinoflagellate cysts and geochemistry of Mediterranean Sea sediments [dataset publication series]. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Meier, KJS et al. (2004): Different nutrient sources forcing increased productivity during eastern Mediterranean S1 sapropel formation as reflected by calcareous dinoflagellate cysts. Paleoceanography, 19(1), PA1012,

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Comparison of calcareous dinoflagellate cyst assemblages with Ba, Al, Mn, and Fe records from three sediment cores collected in the eastern Mediterranean Sea indicate that calcareous dinoflagellate cysts are generally resistant to postdepositional dissolution. Cyst association changes during and after sapropel S1 formation can therefore be closely related to variability in surface water productivity. Two groups of cysts are defined: those having highest abundances within the sapropelic and postsapropelic sediments. The temporal cyst distributions suggest increased freshwater input mainly from the Nile and a shallowing of the pycnocline as the most important processes increasing nutrient concentration in the photic zone, thus leading to increased productivity and organic carbon fluxes during sapropel formation. Furthermore, a general warming trend at the beginning of S1 formation and a slight salinity decrease are reconstructed.
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Meier, K J Sebastian (2003): Calcareous dinoflagellates from the Mediterranean Sea: taxonomy, ecology and palaeoenvironmental application. Berichte aus dem Fachbereich Geowissenschaften der Universität Bremen, 206, 126 pp, urn:nbn:de:gbv:46-ep000103281
Sixth Framework Programme (FP6), grant/award no. 36949: Southern European Seas: Assessing and Modelling Ecosystem Changes
Median Latitude: 33.113600 * Median Longitude: 25.883100 * South-bound Latitude: 32.774200 * West-bound Longitude: 19.191000 * North-bound Latitude: 33.453000 * East-bound Longitude: 32.575200
Date/Time Start: 2001-11-17T11:05:00 * Date/Time End: 2001-11-22T19:05:00
M51/3_562-5 (562) * Latitude: 32.774200 * Longitude: 19.191000 * Date/Time: 2001-11-17T11:05:00 * Elevation: -1390.0 m * Location: Lybia * Campaign: M51/3 * Basis: Meteor (1986) * Method/Device: MultiCorer (MUC)
M51/3_569-3 (569) * Latitude: 33.453000 * Longitude: 32.575200 * Date/Time: 2001-11-22T19:05:00 * Elevation: -1294.0 m * Location: Cyprus * Campaign: M51/3 * Basis: Meteor (1986) * Method/Device: MultiCorer (MUC)
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