Early Oligocene initiation of North Atlantic Deep Water formation

  title={Early Oligocene initiation of North Atlantic Deep Water formation},
  author={Richard Davies and Joseph A. Cartwright and Jennifer Pike and Charles Line},
Dating the onset of deep-water flow between the Arctic and North Atlantic oceans is critical for modelling climate change in the Northern Hemisphere and for explaining changes in global ocean circulation throughout the Cenozoic era (from about 65 million years ago to the present). In the early Cenozoic era, exchange between these two ocean basins was inhibited by the Greenland–Scotland ridge, but a gateway through the Faeroe–Shetland basin has been hypothesized. Previous estimates of the date… CONTINUE READING

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