Eco-biostratigraphic advances in late quaternary geochronology and palaeoclimate: The marginal Gulf of Mexico analogue

Assimina Antonarakou*, George Kontakiotis, Aristomenis P. Karageorgis, Eva Besiou, Stergios Zarkogiannis, Hara Drinia, Graham P. Mortyn, Efthymis Tripsanas

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This study combines high-resolution planktonic foraminiferal eco-biostratigraphy and palaeoclimatic data from the high-sedimentation-rate core JPC-26 from the northwestern margin of the Gulf of Mexico (GoM). The eco-biozones recognized (GOMPFE1-12) being correlated with published Mg/Ca-based sea surface temperatures. This updated palaeoclimatic and stratigraphic reference record facilitates correlations with the Greenland ice core events and their climatic relationships, and also provides a solid stratigraphic framework for correlations with other palaeoclimatic and palaeoceanographic records in the circum-GOM/Caribbean region. This multidisciplinary approach underlines the utility of supporting conventional dating methodologies with different constraints, and further reveals a powerful tool for reliably correlating marine records between comparable deep-sea marginal settings and coeval sequences of this region.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)178-191
Number of pages14
JournalGeological Quarterly
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019


  • Climate variability
  • Deep-sea sedimentary correlations
  • Integrated stratigraphy
  • Late Glacial–Holocene transition
  • Palaeoceanography
  • Planktonic foraminiferal eco-bioevents


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