A comparative study of Late Quaternary hydroclimate from marine sediments from offshore Singapore

We will analyse the stable isotopes (d18O and d13C) and trace metal composition (Mg/Ca, Ba/Ca, Sr/Ca, Cd/Ca) of foraminifera and ostracod calcitic shells to reconstruct past rainfall, vegetation, and temperature. These geochemical proxies will be placed in a chronological framework using radiocarbon and Optically-Stimulated Luminescence dating. We will extract the temperature signal from the rainfall proxies to better understand the climate variability during periods of climate warming of the Late Quaternary in Southeast Asia. 

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  • Earth Observatory of Singapore

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Benjamin HORTON

Benjamin HORTON

Director, EOS



Principal Investigator


Chris Gouramanis, National University of Singapore
Michael Bird, James Cook University

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