Laminated Diatomaceous Sediments from the Guaymas Basin Slope (Central Gulf of California): 250,000-Year Climate Record

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Science  14 Mar 1980:
Vol. 207, Issue 4436, pp. 1207-1209
DOI: 10.1126/science.207.4436.1207


During Deep Sea Drilling Project-International Program of Ocean Drilling leg 64, December 1978 to January 1979, the initial test of the Deep Sea Drilling Project's hydraulic piston corer obtained an almost undisturbed section from a 152-meter hole into the sediments of the oxygen minimum zone at a depth of 655 meters along the Guaymas slope in the central Gulf of California. The section records variations in climate, productivity, and circulation for more than 250,000 years of Late Pleistocene to Holocene history with recordings of seasonal variations in these parameters in the laminated sections.