Evolution of the eastern tropical Pacific through Plio-Pleistocene glaciation.

@article{Lawrence2006EvolutionOT,
  title={Evolution of the eastern tropical Pacific through Plio-Pleistocene glaciation.},
  author={Kira Lawrence and Zhonghui Liu and T. Herbert},
  journal={Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={312 5770},
  pages={
          79-83
        }
}
A tropical Pacific climate state resembling that of a permanent El Niño is hypothesized to have ended as a result of a reorganization of the ocean heat budget approximately 3 million years ago, a time when large ice sheets appeared in the high latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere. We report a high-resolution alkenone reconstruction of conditions in the heart of the eastern equatorial Pacific (EEP) cold tongue that reflects the combined influences of changes in the equatorial thermocline, the… CONTINUE READING

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