Plio-Pleistocene changes in SE trade wind strength and South American rainfall - Implications for ITCZ movements and long-term El Nino behavior

@inproceedings{Lamy2009PlioPleistoceneCI,
  title={Plio-Pleistocene changes in SE trade wind strength and South American rainfall - Implications for ITCZ movements and long-term El Nino behavior},
  author={Frank Lamy and Daniel Rinc{\'o}n-Mart{\'i}nez and Cornelia Saukel and Silke Steph and Arne Sturm and Johan Etourneau and Ralf Tiedemann},
  year={2009}
}
We examined two ODP Sites from offshore subtropical and tropical South America to reconstruct Plio-Pleistocene continent-ocean-atmosphere climate linkages on orbital and tectonic time-scales. We analysed a variety of proxies indicative of changes in dust input and wind strength, river discharge, sea-surface temperature, and productivity. At subtropical Site 1237, long-term changes in eolian sediment supply, SST, and productivity suggest a strong relationship to major intensifications of… CONTINUE READING