Nd isotopic structure of the Paci fi c Ocean 70 – 30 Ma and numerical evidence for vigorous ocean circulation and ocean heat transport in a greenhouse world

@inproceedings{Thomas2016NdIS,
  title={Nd isotopic structure of the Paci fi c Ocean 70 – 30 Ma and numerical evidence for vigorous ocean circulation and ocean heat transport in a greenhouse world},
  author={D. J. Thomas and Robert L Korty and Matthew Huber and Jessica A. Schubert and B. M. Haines},
  year={2016}
}
The oceanic meridional overturning circulation (MOC) is a crucial component of the climate system, impacting heat and nutrient transport, and global carbon cycling. Past greenhouse climate intervals present a paradox because their weak equator-to-pole temperature gradients imply a weaker MOC, yet increased poleward oceanic heat transport appears to be required to maintain these weak gradients. To investigate the mode of MOC that operated during the early Cenozoic, we compare new Nd isotope data… CONTINUE READING