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.
|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 Subtype||Journal Article|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|