Abrupt Decrease in Tropical Pacific Sea Surface Salinity at End of Little Ice Age

@article{Hendy2002AbruptDI,
  title={Abrupt Decrease in Tropical Pacific Sea Surface Salinity at End of Little Ice Age},
  author={E. Hendy and M. Gagan and Chantal Alibert and M. McCulloch and J. Lough and P. Isdale},
  journal={Science},
  year={2002},
  volume={295},
  pages={1511 - 1514}
}
  • E. Hendy, M. Gagan, +3 authors P. Isdale
  • Published 2002
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Science
  • A 420-year history of strontium/calcium, uranium/calcium, and oxygen isotope ratios in eight coral cores from the Great Barrier Reef, Australia, indicates that sea surface temperature and salinity were higher in the 18th century than in the 20th century. An abrupt freshening after 1870 occurred simultaneously throughout the southwestern Pacific, coinciding with cooling tropical temperatures. Higher salinities between 1565 and 1870 are best explained by a combination of advection and wind… CONTINUE READING
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