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Surface sediment diatoms from the western Pacific marginal seas and their correlation to environmental variables

Yue, Huang; Hui, Jiang; Björck, Svante LU ; Tiegang, Li; Houyuan, Lu and Lihua, Ran (2009) In Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology 27(3). p.674-682
Abstract
Diatom data of 192 surface sediment samples from the marginal seas in the western Pacific together with modern summer and winter sea surface temperature and salinity data were analyzed. The results of canonical correspondence analysis show that summer sea-surface salinity (SSS) is highly positively correlated with winter SSS and so is summer sea-surface temperature (SST) with winter SST. The correlations between SSSs and SSTs are less positively correlated, which may be due to interactions of regional current pattern and monsoon climate. The correlations between diatom species, sample sites and environmental variables concur with known diatom ecology and regional oceanographic characters. The results of forward selection of the... (More)
Diatom data of 192 surface sediment samples from the marginal seas in the western Pacific together with modern summer and winter sea surface temperature and salinity data were analyzed. The results of canonical correspondence analysis show that summer sea-surface salinity (SSS) is highly positively correlated with winter SSS and so is summer sea-surface temperature (SST) with winter SST. The correlations between SSSs and SSTs are less positively correlated, which may be due to interactions of regional current pattern and monsoon climate. The correlations between diatom species, sample sites and environmental variables concur with known diatom ecology and regional oceanographic characters. The results of forward selection of the environmental variables and associated Monte Carlo permutation tests of the statistical significance of each variable suggest that summer SSS and winter SST are the main environmental factors affecting the diatom distribution in the area and therefore preserved diatom data from down core could be used for reconstructions of summer SSS and winter SST in the region. (Less)
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summer sea surface salinity, environmental variables, diatoms, the western Pacific marginal seas, winter sea surface temperature
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Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology
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27
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Science Press
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10.1007/s00343-009-9211-2
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  abstract     = {Diatom data of 192 surface sediment samples from the marginal seas in the western Pacific together with modern summer and winter sea surface temperature and salinity data were analyzed. The results of canonical correspondence analysis show that summer sea-surface salinity (SSS) is highly positively correlated with winter SSS and so is summer sea-surface temperature (SST) with winter SST. The correlations between SSSs and SSTs are less positively correlated, which may be due to interactions of regional current pattern and monsoon climate. The correlations between diatom species, sample sites and environmental variables concur with known diatom ecology and regional oceanographic characters. The results of forward selection of the environmental variables and associated Monte Carlo permutation tests of the statistical significance of each variable suggest that summer SSS and winter SST are the main environmental factors affecting the diatom distribution in the area and therefore preserved diatom data from down core could be used for reconstructions of summer SSS and winter SST in the region.},
  author       = {Yue, Huang and Hui, Jiang and Björck, Svante and Tiegang, Li and Houyuan, Lu and Lihua, Ran},
  issn         = {0254-4059},
  keyword      = {summer sea surface salinity,environmental variables,diatoms,the western Pacific marginal seas,winter sea surface temperature},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {674--682},
  publisher    = {Science Press},
  series       = {Chinese Journal of Oceanology and Limnology},
  title        = {Surface sediment diatoms from the western Pacific marginal seas and their correlation to environmental variables},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00343-009-9211-2},
  volume       = {27},
  year         = {2009},
}