Osborne, Emily B; Umling, Natalie; Bizimis, Michael; Buckley, Wayne; Sadekov, Aleksey Y; Tappa, Eric; Marshall-Kesser, Brittney; Sautter, Leslie R; Thunell, Robert C (2020): Santa Barbara Basin sediment foraminiferal B/Ca compared to marine carbonate system variables, link to files. PANGAEA, https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.910870 (dataset in review), In: Osborne, EB et al. (2020): Santa Barbara Basin sediment foraminiferal Barium/Calcium compared to marine carbonate system variables. PANGAEA, https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.910871 (dataset in review)
These data are in association with a study conducted in the Santa Barbara Basin, California, USA that were used to calibrate and evaluate the boron to calcium ratio (B/Ca) of three species of planktonic foraminifera. Geochemistry data measured by HR-ICP-MS were generated for the G. bulloides, N. dutertrei and N. incompta species. Shell characteristics, specifically area-normalized shell weight (ANSW) measurements and individual shell geochemistry (LA-ICP-MS) were generated for G. bulloides as a part of a cryptic species analyses. Additional information on collection of ANSW data can be obtained in Osborne et al., (2016) publication in Paleoceanography (doi:10.1002/2016PA002933). Modeled marine carbonate system variables for our study site were used for comparison to foraminiferal B/Ca datasets.