Migrations of the North Atlantic Polar front during the last 300 ka: Evidence from planktic foraminiferal data.

Bashirova, Leyla, Kandiano, Evgenia, Sivkov, Vadim and Bauch, Henning (2014) Migrations of the North Atlantic Polar front during the last 300 ka: Evidence from planktic foraminiferal data. [Poster] In: EGU General Assembly 2014. , 27.04.-02.05.2014, Vienna, Austria .

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Polar front (PF) migrations were reconstructed for middle latitudes of the North Atlantic during the last 300 000 using planktic foraminiferal census data and derived from them sea surface temperature (SST) estimates in two sediment cores, AMK-4438 and M23414. Currently both investigated sites underlie the North Atlantic Current (NAC). Faunal results were supported by stable isotopic and IRD data. It was found that the arctic waters had propagated to the study area only during glacial winter seasons of MIS 2, 6, and 8. The northern part of the study area was influenced by the arctic waters more often than its southern part. During MIS 8 and 6 isotherms in the study area had mainly the subzonal orientation, while during MIS 2-4 they had the submeridional orientation.
In general, during the investigated interglaciations, PF was located northward and westward from the study area, which was influenced by NAC. However, during MIS 7, PF was situated closer to the study area, in comparison with its modern position. During MIS 7 and 1, the subzonal orientation of the isotherms prevailed. For the MIS 5e period, we observed the most distant retreat of PF from the investigated area, which is in accordance with previous investigations reporting an anomalous deflection of NAC to the north-west.

Document Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: Abstract in: Geophysical Research Abstracts, Vol. 16, EGU2014-1010, 2014
Keywords: Polar Front; Planktic foraminifera
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB1 Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics > FB1-P-OZ Paleo-Oceanography
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
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Projects: Laptev Sea System, Transdrift
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2015 12:09
Last Modified: 25 Feb 2015 10:01
URI: https://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/27626

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