Reconstructing Pleistocene Climatic Change from the Oxygen Isotope Composition of Sediments: A Review

Curt Covey
1984 Annals of Glaciology  
The isotope composition of ocean sediments is the chief data source for Pleistocene climatic changes. It is generally believed that the 18O/16O ratio of a sample indicates the global total of glacial ice at the time the sample was deposited. This is roughly correct, but numerous complicating factors limit the accuracy of the isotope proxies.
doi:10.1017/s0260305500003463 fatcat:kbrmsvbnubdwzffkp3eu2wd6x4