The Little Ice Age and Medieval Warm Period in the Sargasso Sea

  title={The Little Ice Age and Medieval Warm Period in the Sargasso Sea},
  author={Lloyd D. Keigwin},
  pages={1504 - 1508}
  • L. Keigwin
  • Published 29 November 1996
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Science
Sea surface temperature (SST), salinity, and flux of terrigenous material oscillated on millennial time scales in the Pleistocene North Atlantic, but there are few records of Holocene variability. Because of high rates of sediment accumulation, Holocene oscillations are well documented in the northern Sargasso Sea. Results from a radiocarbon-dated box core show that SST was approximately 1°C cooler than today approximately 400 years ago (the Little Ice Age) and 1700 years ago, and approximately… 

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