Deglacial variability in the surface return flow of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation
Came, Rosemarie E.
Oppo, Delia W.
Curry, William B.
MetadataShow full item record
Benthic foraminiferal Cd/Ca from a Florida Current sediment core documents the history of the northward penetration of southern source waters within the surface return flow of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC). Cd seawater estimates (CdW) indicate that intermediate-depth southern source waters crossed the equator and contributed to the Florida Current during the Bølling-Allerød warm period of the last deglaciation, consistent with evidence of only a modest AMOC reduction compared to today. The CdW estimates also provide the first paleoceanographic evidence of a reduction in the influence of intermediate-depth southern source waters within the Florida Current during the Younger Dryas, a deglacial cold event characterized by a weak North Atlantic AMOC. Our results reveal a close correspondence between the northward penetration of intermediate-depth southern source waters and the influence of North Atlantic Deep Water, suggesting a possible link between intermediate-depth southern source waters and the strength of the Atlantic AMOC.
Author Posting. © American Geophysical Union, 2008. This article is posted here by permission of American Geophysical Union for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Paleoceanography 23 (2008): PA1217, doi:10.1029/2007PA001450.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Loose, Brice; Jenkins, William J.; Moriarty, Roisin; Brown, Peter; Jullion, Loic; Naveira Garabato, Alberto C.; Valdes, Sinhue Torres; Hoppema, Mario; Ballentine, Chris; Meredith, Michael P. (John Wiley & Sons, 2016-08-18)The distribution of noble gases and helium isotopes in the dense shelf waters of Antarctica reflects the boundary conditions near the ocean surface: air-sea exchange, sea ice formation, and subsurface ice melt. We use a ...
Dynamic intermediate ocean circulation in the North Atlantic during Heinrich Stadial 1 : a radiocarbon and neodymium isotope perspective Wilson, David J.; Crocket, Kirsty C.; van de Flierdt, Tina; Robinson, Laura F.; Adkins, Jess F. (John Wiley & Sons, 2014-11-20)The last deglaciation was characterized by a series of millennial-scale climate events that have been linked to deep ocean variability. While often implied in interpretations, few direct constraints exist on circulation ...
Lynch-Stieglitz, Jean; Curry, William B.; Oppo, Delia W.; Ninnemann, Ulysses S.; Charles, Christopher D.; Munson, Jenna (American Geophysical Union, 2006-10-03)The geostrophic shear associated with the meridional overturning circulation is reflected in the difference in density between the eastern and western margins of the ocean basin. Here we examine how the density difference ...