Late Pleistocene Paleotemperatures at Tongue of the Ocean, Bahamas

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Science  19 Mar 1971:
Vol. 171, Issue 3976, pp. 1143-1144
DOI: 10.1126/science.171.3976.1143


Estimates of paleotemperatures, based upon paleoecological analysis of planktonic foraminiferal thanatocoenoses of three piston cores from Tongue of the Ocean, Bahamas, indicate a maximum mean variation between Late Pleistocene glacial and nonglacial stages of 3.6°C. The data also indicate that the Early Wisconsin glacial stage was 0.7°C warmer than the Late Wisconsin glacial stage.

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