- to compile consistent "microfossil assemblage" and other proxy data sets
(core tops + LGM) that will be used in a second step to reconstruct SST, sea ice, etc.,
based on various statistical techniques and geochemical equations;
- to apply different "microfossil assemblage" - based techniques and geochemical
equations to the newly compiled data sets in order to reconstruct a suite of
solutions for LGM SST and d18O(water) on basin-wide and global scales;
- the mapping of differences and similarities between the results of different
SST approaches, in comparison with the d18O distribution for LGM conditions.