Evidence for deep-water production in the North Pacific Ocean during the early Cenozoic warm interval

  title={Evidence for deep-water production in the North Pacific Ocean during the early Cenozoic warm interval},
  author={Deborah J. Thomas},
  • D. J. Thomas
  • Published 1 July 2004
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Nature
The deep-ocean circulation is responsible for a significant component of global heat transport. In the present mode of circulation, deep waters form in the North Atlantic and Southern oceans where surface water becomes sufficiently cold and dense to sink. Polar temperatures during the warmest climatic interval of the Cenozoic era (∼ 65 to 40 million years (Myr) ago) were significantly warmer than today, and this may have been a consequence of enhanced oceanic heat transport. However… 

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