Articles | Volume 11, issue 9
Model description paper
03 Sep 2018
Model description paper |  | 03 Sep 2018

FAME (v1.0): a simple module to simulate the effect of planktonic foraminifer species-specific habitat on their oxygen isotopic content

Didier M. Roche, Claire Waelbroeck, Brett Metcalfe, and Thibaut Caley

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Short summary
The oxygen-18 signal recorded in fossil planktonic foraminifers has been used for over 50 years in many geoscience applications. However, different planktonic foraminifer species from the same sediment core generally yield distinct oxygen-18 signals, as a consequence of their specific living habitat in the water column and along the year. To explicitly take into account this variability for five common planktonic species, we developed the portable module FAME (Foraminifers As Modeled Entities).