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Kristine DeLong article published in Paleoceanography AGU journal

Dr. Kristine DeLong recently published a coral-based reconstruction for the Gulf of Mexico from 1734 to 2008 in the journal Paleoceanography. Large corals live for many centuries and contain rings similar to trees that can be counted to determine the year. The chemistry of the coral skeleton gives the temperature of the water when the skeleton was formed thus providing long continuous histories of water temperature. This reconstruction finds summer temperatures have been warming for the past
274 years whereas winter temperatures have not. Read article here: DeLong AGU 2014.

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