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Micropaleontological evidence for increased meridional heat transport in the North Atlantic Ocean during the pliocene

January 1, 1992

The Middle Pliocene (???3 million years ago) has been identified as the last time the Earth was significantly warmer than it was during the Last Interglacial and Holocene. A quantitative micropaleontological paleotemperature transect from equator to high latitudes in the North Atlantic indicates that Middle Pliocene warmth involved increased meridional oceanic heat transport.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1992
Title Micropaleontological evidence for increased meridional heat transport in the North Atlantic Ocean during the pliocene
Authors H.J. Dowsett, T. M. Cronin, R. Z. Poore, R.S. Thompson, R.C. Whatley, A.M. Wood
Publication Type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Series Title Science
Index ID 70016994
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse