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Process length variation in cysts of the dinoflagellate Protoceratium reticulatum, from surface sediments of the Baltic–Kattegat–Skagerrak estuarine system: a regional salinity proxy

(2011) BOREAS. 40(2). p.242-255
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Results are presented from a regional comparison of average process length variation in cysts of Protoceratium reticulatum and Lingulodinium polyedrum, extracted from surface sediments in the Skagerrak-Kattegat-Baltic estuarine system, with the environmental variables of seawater temperature and salinity. Although too few cysts of Lingulodinium polyedrum were recovered from the sediments to make reliable correlations, cysts of Protoceratium reticulatum were well represented, and average process length was correlated significantly with both salinity and temperature. Owing to dominant summer surface production, and regional covariation between salinity and density, we propose the use of the significant correlation with summer sea surface salinity (SSS(summer)) by the equation SSS(summer)=3.16 x average process length -0.84 (R2=0.8). Application of this equation down-core in Limfjord (northern Denmark) shows its usefulness as a regional palaeosalinity proxy.
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LATE-HOLOCENE, LAST 2000 YEARS, GYMNODINIUM CATENATUM, COASTAL SEDIMENTS, MARINE-SEDIMENTS, SOUTHERN NORWAY, NORTH-ATLANTIC, BLACK-SEA, MORPHOLOGY, DENMARK

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Chicago
Mertens, Kenneth, Barrie Dale, Marianne Ellegaard, Ida-Maria Jansson, Anna Godhe, Anke Kremp, and Stephen Louwye. 2011. “Process Length Variation in Cysts of the Dinoflagellate Protoceratium Reticulatum, from Surface Sediments of the Baltic–Kattegat–Skagerrak Estuarine System: a Regional Salinity Proxy.” Boreas 40 (2): 242–255.
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Mertens, Kenneth, Dale, B., Ellegaard, M., Jansson, I.-M., Godhe, A., Kremp, A., & Louwye, S. (2011). Process length variation in cysts of the dinoflagellate Protoceratium reticulatum, from surface sediments of the Baltic–Kattegat–Skagerrak estuarine system: a regional salinity proxy. BOREAS, 40(2), 242–255.
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Mertens K, Dale B, Ellegaard M, Jansson I-M, Godhe A, Kremp A, et al. Process length variation in cysts of the dinoflagellate Protoceratium reticulatum, from surface sediments of the Baltic–Kattegat–Skagerrak estuarine system: a regional salinity proxy. BOREAS. 2011;40(2):242–55.
MLA
Mertens, Kenneth, Barrie Dale, Marianne Ellegaard, et al. “Process Length Variation in Cysts of the Dinoflagellate Protoceratium Reticulatum, from Surface Sediments of the Baltic–Kattegat–Skagerrak Estuarine System: a Regional Salinity Proxy.” BOREAS 40.2 (2011): 242–255. Print.
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  abstract     = {Results are presented from a regional comparison of average process length variation in cysts of Protoceratium reticulatum and Lingulodinium polyedrum, extracted from surface sediments in the Skagerrak-Kattegat-Baltic estuarine system, with the environmental variables of seawater temperature and salinity. Although too few cysts of Lingulodinium polyedrum were recovered from the sediments to make reliable correlations, cysts of Protoceratium reticulatum were well represented, and average process length was correlated significantly with both salinity and temperature. Owing to dominant summer surface production, and regional covariation between salinity and density, we propose the use of the significant correlation with summer sea surface salinity (SSS(summer)) by the equation SSS(summer)=3.16 x average process length -0.84 (R2=0.8). Application of this equation down-core in Limfjord (northern Denmark) shows its usefulness as a regional palaeosalinity proxy.},
  author       = {Mertens, Kenneth and Dale, Barrie and Ellegaard, Marianne and Jansson, Ida-Maria and Godhe, Anna and Kremp, Anke and Louwye, Stephen},
  issn         = {0300-9483},
  journal      = {BOREAS},
  keyword      = {LATE-HOLOCENE,LAST 2000 YEARS,GYMNODINIUM CATENATUM,COASTAL SEDIMENTS,MARINE-SEDIMENTS,SOUTHERN NORWAY,NORTH-ATLANTIC,BLACK-SEA,MORPHOLOGY,DENMARK},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {242--255},
  title        = {Process length variation in cysts of the dinoflagellate Protoceratium reticulatum, from surface sediments of the Baltic--Kattegat--Skagerrak estuarine system: a regional salinity proxy},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1502-3885.2010.00193.x},
  volume       = {40},
  year         = {2011},
}

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