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Underlying data for: Influence of temporally varying weatherability on CO2-climate coupling and ecosystem change in the late Paleozoic

Citation

Richey, Jon et al. (2021), Underlying data for: Influence of temporally varying weatherability on CO2-climate coupling and ecosystem change in the late Paleozoic, Dryad, Dataset, https://doi.org/10.25338/B8S90Q

Abstract

This dataset contains the primary data used as input parameters in a mechanistic stomatal CO2 model (Franks et al., 2014 (Geophysical Research Letters)) and the Paleosol Barometer Uncertainty Quantifier (i.e., PBUQ; Breecker, 2013 (Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems)), as well as age-adjusted CO2 data from Montañez et al., 2016 (Nature Geoscience). The stomatal parameters were measured by Richey et al., 2020 (Climate Of The Past) and the paleosol parameters are revised from Montañez et al., 2007 (Science). These input parameters and previous age-adjusted CO2 estimates were used to create a 40-Myr pCO2 record for the Late Paleozoic Ice Age (LPIA) and its Permian demise.

Methods

See main text and supplemental materials and methods from:

Richey, J. D., Montañez, I. P., Goddéris, Y., Looy, C. V., Griffis, N. P., and Dimichele, W. A.: Influence of temporally varying weatherability on CO2–climate coupling and ecosystem change in the late Paleozoic, Clim. Past., 16, 1759–1775, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1759-2020, 2020.

Montañez, I. P., Tabor, N. J., Niemeier, D., DiMichele, W. A., Frank, T. D., Fielding, C. R., Isbell, J. L., Birgenheier, L. P., and Rygel, M. C.: CO2-forced climate and vegetation instability during Late Paleozoic deglaciation, Science, 315, 87–91, https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1134207, 2007.

Montañez, I. P., McElwain, J. C., Poulsen, C. J., White, J. D., Dimichele, W. A., Wilson, J. P., Griggs, G., and Hren, M. T.: Climate, pCO2 and terrestrial carbon cycle linkages during late Palaeozoic glacial-interglacial cycles, Nat. Geosci., 9, 824–828, https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo2822, 2016.

Usage Notes

Brief descriptions of the input parameters and their calculation/source is included in the data set. For more information, see Richey, J. D., Montañez, I. P., Goddéris, Y., Looy, C. V., Griffis, N. P., and Dimichele, W. A.: Influence of temporally varying weatherability on CO2–climate coupling and ecosystem change in the late Paleozoic, Clim. Past., 16, 1759–1775, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1759-2020, 2020.

Funding

National Science Foundation, Award: EAR-1338281

National Science Foundation, Award: 1148897

University of California, Davis, Award: Graduate Research Mentorship Fellowship