Evidence for active El Nino Southern Oscillation variability in the Late Miocene greenhouse climate

  title={Evidence for active El Nino Southern Oscillation variability in the Late Miocene greenhouse climate},
  author={S. Galeotti and A. V. D. Heydt and M. Huber and D. M. Bice and H. Dijkstra and T. Jilbert and L. Lanci and G. Reichart},
  • S. Galeotti, A. V. D. Heydt, +5 authors G. Reichart
  • Published 2010
  • Geology
  • Geology
  • An evaporite varve thickness record from the Late Miocene Mediterranean reveals significant signals of interannual variability, the frequency and persistence of which are compared with climatic oscillations affecting the region today. Sustained variability in the 2–7 yr band resembles the modern spectrum of the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and contrasts with that of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO), the cyclicity of which is less stationary in frequency and less sustained in duration… CONTINUE READING

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