Table 2.

Age tie points in Cores SO18460, SO18479, MD01-2378

Age (ka)SO18460 Depth (cm)SO18479 Depth (cm)MD01-2378 Depth (cm)DescriptionReferences
18.15268260342δ18O maximum prior to deglaciationEPICA (GICCO5 timescale)
27.45414360506δ18O maximum after AIM 4 eventEPICA (GICCO5 timescale)
30.65400554δ18O maximum before AIM 4 eventEPICA (GICCO5 timescale)
36.75535500δ18O maximum after AIM 8 (=A1) eventEPICA (GICCO5 timescale)
38.15620642Last δ18O minimum of AIM 8 (=A1) eventEPICA (GICCO5 timescale)
39.85573670664δ18O maximum before AIM 8 (=A1) eventEPICA (GICCO5 timescale)
47.25760742δ18O minimum in centre of AIM 12 (=A2) eventEPICA (GICCO5 timescale)
48.85678810δ18O maximum before AIM 12 (=A2) eventEPICA (GICCO5 timescale)
54.49733817δ18O maximum before DO 14 eventNGRIP (GICCO5 timescale)
62.008101090901Last MIS 4 δ18O maximumMD95-2042 (Martrat et al. 2007)
70.009401260971First MIS 4 δ18O maximumMD95-2042 (Martrat et al. 2007)
74.00960991Third MIS 5.1 δ18O minimumMD95-2042 (Martrat et al. 2007)
77.0010101021Second MIS 5.1 δ18O minimumMD95-2042 (Martrat et al. 2007)
86.00111014001081First MIS 5.1 δ18O minimumMD95-2042 (Martrat et al. 2007)
88.0011501420Last MIS 5.3 δ18O maximumMD95-2042 (Martrat et al. 2007)
90.50124014401161Last MIS 5.3 δ18O minimumMD95-2042 (Martrat et al. 2007)
111.00139015601281First MIS 5.4 δ18O maximumMD95-2042 (Martrat et al. 2007)
116.00146016001326end of MIS 5.5 plateauMD01-2378 (Xu et al. 2006)
128.00153016601383Beginning of MIS 5.5 plateauMD01-2378 (Xu et al. 2006)
132.00157016901410Midpoint Termination 2MD01-2378 (Xu et al. 2006)
135.0017201431Last MIS 6δ18O maximumMD01-2378 (Xu et al. 2006)