DIATOM METHODS | δ18O Records.

Leng, M.J. and Barker, Philip (2006) DIATOM METHODS | δ18O Records. In: Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. Elsevier, pp. 485-494. ISBN 978-0-444-52747-9

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Diatom siica is a form of biogenic opal that contains oxygen isotopes which can be used in lacustrine and marine paleoenvironmental studies. Diatom δ18O is a useful indicator of paleoenvironmental conditions, reflecting either the temperature or the oxygen isotope composition of the water in which the diatoms grew. In lakes, the latter is a function of evaporation or changes in the source of rainfall. Analysis of diatom δ18O requires highly concentrated samples of almost pure diatom frustules.

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d18O records from diatoms.
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