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Great Barrier Reef Coral Ba/Ca Data, NOAA/NCDC/WDC Paleoclimatology

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Abstract: The effect of European settlement on water quality in the Great
Barrier Reef of Australia is a long-standing and controversial
issue. Erosion and sediment transport in river catchments in this
region have increased substantially since European settlement, but the
magnitude of these changes remains uncertain. Here we report analyses
of Ba/Ca ratios in long-lived Porites coral from Havannah Reef - a
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Caption:  Ba/Ca ratios from 1750 to 1998
Description:  Ba/Ca ratios from 1750 to 1998

Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -5.0   S: -23.0   E: 155.0   W: 140.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: McCulloch, M., S.R. Fallon, T. Wyndham, E. Hendy, J. Lough, and D. Barnes
Dataset Title: Great Barrier Reef Coral Ba/Ca Data
Dataset Release Date: April 2003
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: IGBP PAGES/WDC Paleoclimatology Contribution #2003-019
Other Citation Details: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program, Boulder CO, USA
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1750-01-01
Stop Date: 1998-12-31
Data Resolution
Temporal Resolution: weekly, monthly
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Use Constraints None
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World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:
Dataset ID: Data Contribution Series # 2003-019

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA
Distribution Media: online ftp, www
Distribution Format: ascii
Fees: none
Contact Address:
Research School of Earth Sciences
Australian National University
City: Canberra
Postal Code: ACT 0200
Country: Australia
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McCulloch, M., S.R. Fallon, T. Wyndham, E. Hendy, J. Lough, and
D. Barnes, 2003. Coral Record of increased sediment flux to the inner
Great Barrier Reef since European settlement, Nature, Vol 421,
No. 6924, 727-730, doi:10.1038/nature01361
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2003-04-09
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23