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