Test WG summary module OC3


OC3 focusses on reconstructing ocean circulation and carbon cycling over the last 20,000 years by synthesizing carbon isotopes (d13C) measured on shells of benthic foraminifera from sediments of all ocean basins. More than 90 international scientists are involved.
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- To synthesize core-top data and compare to water-column measurements for a new global calibration.
- To synthesize down-core data and create an easily updatable database with consistent age models and uncertainty estimates.
- To analyze the down-core database and compare it with model results in order to better understand and quantify changes in ocean circulation and carbon cycling during the past 20,000 years.


Ayako Abe-Ouchi (steering group member, modeling)
Stephen Barker (SGM, Atlantic)
Lorraine Lisiecki (SGM)
Katrin Meissner (SGM, PAGES SSC liason)
Elisabeth Michel (SGM, Southern Ocean)
Alan Mix (SGM, Pacific)
Carrie Morrill (SGM, NOAA Paleoclimate liason)
Stefan Mulitza (SGM, S. Atlantic)
Janne Repschläger (SGM, N. Atlantic)
Andreas Schmittner (chair)
Claire Waelbroeck (SGM, N. Atlantic)


June 2014