Synchronous tropical South China Sea SST change and Greenland warming during deglaciation.

Kienast, M., Steinke, Stephan, Stattegger, K. and Calvert, S. E. (2001) Synchronous tropical South China Sea SST change and Greenland warming during deglaciation. Science, 291 (5511). pp. 2132-2134. DOI 10.1126/science.1057131.

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Abstract

The tropical ocean plays a major role in global climate, It is therefore crucial to establish the precise phase between tropical and high-latitude climate variability during past abrupt climate events in order to gain insight into the mechanisms of global climate change. Here we present alkenone sea surface temperature (SST) records from the tropical South China Sea that show an abrupt temperature increase of at least 1 degreesC at the end of the Last glacial period. Within the recognized dating uncertainties, this SST increase is synchronous with the Bolling warming observed at 14.6 thousand years ago in the Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2 ice core.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: last deglaciation surface temperatures equatorial pacific ams facility atlantic ocean climate system u-37(k') records
Research affiliation: Kiel University
DOI etc.: 10.1126/science.1057131
ISSN: 0036-8075
Date Deposited: 02 Feb 2012 07:27
Last Modified: 08 Oct 2012 10:39
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/16292

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