I express my thanks to A.W.H. Bé, W.H. Hutson, N. Kipp, W. Prell, and other CLIMAP Project Members for their extraordinary microfossil data. The maintenance of CLIMAP and Levitus (1982) data by the NGDC was an additional prerequisite to make this atlas possible. Reviews by two anonymous colleagues are cordially acknowledged and helped to improve the present atlas. I thank H.R. Thierstein for continuous discussion and support. This work was funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF).

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