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Response to Comment on “A 12-million-year temperature history of the tropical Pacific Ocean”

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Science  19 Dec 2014:
Vol. 346, Issue 6216, pp. 1467
DOI: 10.1126/science.1257930


  • Fig. 1

    Comparisons between the “Pliocene average (averaging between 3.5 and 5.0 Ma)” and the “core-top” benthic δ18O values in the LR04 global stack (5). The difference between the “Pliocene average” and “core-top” is only 0.22‰. In contrast, the difference between δ18O at 5 Ma and 0 Ma in the long-term trend (500-point running average, red curve) of the LR04 record is ~1.2‰.

  • Fig. 2

    Trends of TEX86- and Mg/Ca-SSTs from sites 806 (2, 14) and 1143 (2, 3) in the Pacific warm pool. TEX86 data are converted to SSTs using the recently introduced Bayesian calibration (4). Refer to our original publication (2) for the results using Kim10 calibration (15). Trends are calculated by applying 50-point fast Faurier filters.

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