Late Pliocene equatorial Pacific

  title={Late Pliocene equatorial Pacific},
  author={Mart{\'i}n Medina and Elizalde and David W. Lea},
[1] Late Pliocene foraminiferal Mg/Ca and dO records from Ocean Drilling Program Hole 806B in the western equatorial Pacific (WEP) reveal warm pool climate evolution during the onset of Northern Hemisphere glaciation, 3.1–2.3 Myr B.P. Mg/Ca data indicate an average late Pliocene sea surface temperature (SST) of 27.8°C, a small long‐term cooling of 0.3°C between 3.1 and 2.3 Ma, and a glacial‐interglacial (G‐I) SST range of 2°C throughout this time interval. For comparison, Pleistocene SSTs at… CONTINUE READING


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