thumbnail

High resolution late Pliocene sea-surface temperature record from the northeast Atlantic Ocean

Marine Micropaleontology

By:
,

Links

  • The Publications Warehouse does not have links to digital versions of this publication at this time

Abstract

Application of quantitative micropaleontologic methods of sea-surface temperature (SST) estimation to the planktic foraminiferal faunas at Hole 548 in the northeast Atlantic between 3.5 and 2.0 Ma provide a detailed record of Pliocene surface temperature changes during the onset of major Northern Hemisphere glaciation. SST estimates indicate a relatively warm interval of "enhanced interglacials (warm peaks)" between 3.2 and 2.8 Ma followed by steady cooling with a significant step-like change toward colder temperatures occurring about 2.4 Ma. This record compares well with faunal and SST records from other North Atlantic sites. ?? 1992.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
High resolution late Pliocene sea-surface temperature record from the northeast Atlantic Ocean
Series title:
Marine Micropaleontology
Volume
20
Issue:
2
Year Published:
1992
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
91
Last page:
105
Number of Pages:
15