A deep Eastern Equatorial Pacific thermocline during the early Pliocene warm period

@inproceedings{Ford2012ADE,
  title={A deep Eastern Equatorial Pacific thermocline during the early Pliocene warm period},
  author={H. L. Ford and Ana Christina Ravelo and Steven A. Hovan},
  year={2012}
}
Abstract During the early Pliocene warm period (∼4.6–4.2 Ma) in the Eastern Equatorial Pacific upwelling region, sea surface temperatures were warm in comparison to modern conditions. Warm upwelling regions have global effects on the heat budget and atmospheric circulation, and are argued to have contributed to Pliocene warmth. Though warm upwelling regions could be explained by weak winds and/or a deep thermocline, the temporal and spatial evolution of the equatorial thermocline is poorly… CONTINUE READING