Pacific Ocean and Cenozoic evolution of climate

  title={Pacific Ocean and Cenozoic evolution of climate},
  author={Mitchell Lyle and John A. Barron and Timothy J. Bralower and Matthew Huber and Annette Olivarez Lyle and Ana Christina Ravelo and David Kenerson Rea and Paul A. Wilson},
  journal={Reviews of Geophysics},
The Pacific Ocean has played a major role in climate evolution throughout the Cenozoic (65–0 Ma). It is a fundamental component of global heat transport and circulation, the dominant locus of primary productivity, and, consequently, the largest reservoir for carbon exchange between the oceans and the atmosphere. A satisfactory understanding of the Cenozoic evolutionary history of the Pacific and its impact on global climate is currently data‐limited. Nevertheless, the large dynamic range of… 

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    National science review
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