from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling the foraminifers; foraminiferous

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Consisting of or containing Foraminifera: as, foraminiferal mud; foraminiferal deposits.
  • Pertaining to or having the characters of the Foraminifera: as, foraminiferal life.


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  • Bottom sediments consist of a land-derived band in the nearshore and an offshore mud dominated by foraminiferal tests.

    Belize Barrier Reef Reserve System, Belize

  • Here we establish the chronology of high and low latitude climate change at the last glacial termination by 14C dating benthic and planktonic foraminiferal stable isotope and Mg/Ca records from a marine core collected in the western tropical Pacific.

    Unthreaded #21 « Climate Audit

  • Our reconstruction is based on radiocarbon-dated records of diatom-based sea surface temperature and sea-ice proxies and planktic foraminiferal stable isotopes.

    Holocene Optimum « Climate Audit

  • There are plenty of ice cores, foraminiferal core-counts, organic carbon assessmenets, alkanone sea temperature reconstructions and other data that tell us something about climate status and climate swings in the past, relative to now.

    Survivor Season 8: the Hockey Team – the Mann Overboard Episode « Climate Audit

  • Several studies have shown that foraminiferal Mg/Ca ratios systematically decrease through post-depositional dissolution under the influence of undersaturated bottom-waters or pore-waters Fig.

    Warmest in a Millll-yun #2 « Climate Audit

  • Since we know that fossils are created when bone and exoskeletons primarily calcium are replaced by other minerals over long and shorter time periods, how can we tell anything from foraminiferal fossils MG/CA ratios after being buried for so long in ocean sediment.

    Warmest in a Millll-yun #2 « Climate Audit

  • We will then use this system to carry out the first culture-based calibration of the benthic foraminiferal magnesium/calcium Mg/Ca thermometer.

    Hansen Simplified « Climate Audit

  • Assessing the reliability of magnesium in foraminiferal calcite as a proxy of water mass temperature.

    Warmest in a Millll-yun Years « Climate Audit

  • The relatively large range in the reproducibility of foraminiferal analysis is primarily due to relatively poor intralaboratory repeatability (about ±1–2 degC) and a bias (about 1deg C) due to the application of different cleaning methods by different laboratories.

    Warmest in a Millll-yun Years « Climate Audit

  • I think that the Vostok record may have been matched to the SPECMAP deep sea d18-O record, itself a stacked foraminiferal record and slightly tuned to orbital parameters.

    More Guliya Mess « Climate Audit


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