Seychelles coral data

The data are available here as a dataset, which includes downloadable files and an interactive data viewer.
4 degrees 36.97' S
55 degrees 24.41' E
7 m water depth
Hunter, David E. and C.D. Charles.
Funding source (name and country)
Charles, C.D., D.E.Hunter, and R.G.Fairbanks. 1997. "Interaction Between the ENSO and the Asian Monsoon in a Coral Record of Tropical Climate" Science, vol 277 pp. 925-928.
Data precision
better than 0.08
Contact information (mail, phone, electronic mail)
David E. Hunter
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla CA 92093-0208
619 534-4838
C. D. Charles
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla CA 92093-0220
619 534-5911
R. G. Fairbanks
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY
Data are d18O from July 1846 to February 1995 from a 3-m Porites lutea coral colony collected from Beau Vallon Bay (4 degrees 36.97 S, 55 degrees 24.41 E), Mahe Island, Republic of the Seychelles, in July 1995. Stable isotopes were measured on untreated coral samples at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography by D. Hunter and C. Charles on a Finnigan MAT-252 gas source mass spectrometer with an automatic carbonate preparation device. Values are in standard per mil notation relative to PDB. Measurement precision is better than 0.08. Ages were derived from annual variations in d18O in conjunction with annual density banding.