Dickson, A. J.; Leng, M. J. and Maslin, M. A.
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|DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link:||http://doi.org/10.5194/cp-4-333-2008|
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A detailed record of benthic foraminifera carbon isotopes from the intermediate-depth South East Atlantic margin shows little glacial-interglacial variability between MIS-12 to MIS-10, suggesting that Northern Atlantic deepwaters consistently penetrated to at least 30° S. Millennial-scale increases in either the mass or flux of northern-sourced deepwaters over the core site occurred alongside reductions in Lower North Atlantic Deep Water recorded in North Atlantic sediment cores and show that the lower and intermediate limb of the Atlantic deepwater convective cell oscillated in anti-phase during previous glacial periods. In addition, a 500 yr resolution record of the Cape Basin intermediate-deep δ13C gradient shows that a reduction in deep Southern Ocean ventilation at the end of MIS-11 was consistent with a modelled CO2 drawdown of ~21–30 ppm. Further increases in the Southern Ocean chemical divide during the transition into MIS-10 were completed before minimum CO2 levels were reached, suggesting that other mechanisms such as alkalinity changes were responsible for the remaining ~45 ppm drawdown.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Copyright Holders:||2008 The Authors|
|Academic Unit/Department:||Science > Environment, Earth and Ecosystems
|Depositing User:||Alexander Dickson|
|Date Deposited:||01 Feb 2011 11:43|
|Last Modified:||23 Feb 2016 21:33|
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