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The Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) transports warm salty surface waters to high latitudes, where they cool, sink and return southwards at depth. Through its attendant meridional heat transport, the AMOC helps maintain a warm northwestern European climate, and acts as a control on the global climate. Past climate fluctuations during the(More)
The production of cold, deep waters in the Southern Ocean is an important factor in the Earth's heat budget. The supply of deep water to the Pacific Ocean is presently dominated by a single source, the deep western boundary current east of New Zealand. Here we use sediment records deposited under the influence of this deep western boundary current to(More)
Deepwater formation in the North Atlantic by open-ocean convection is an essential component of the overturning circulation of the Atlantic Ocean, which helps regulate global climate. We use water-column radiocarbon reconstructions to examine changes in northeast Atlantic convection since the Last Glacial Maximum. During cold intervals, we infer a reduction(More)
We analyzed a varved sequence of sediment from a 350-m depth in the north basin of Lake Malawi, East Africa, for the size distribution of the sortable silt fraction (10–64 mm). Mean size of the sortable silt (SS) varies measurably in sediments spanning the past 650 yr and covaries with the mass accumulation rate of terrigenous silt and clay (TMAR) over much(More)
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