The Southern Ocean's role in carbon exchange during the last deglaciation.

@article{Burke2012TheSO,
  title={The Southern Ocean's role in carbon exchange during the last deglaciation.},
  author={Andrea Burke and Laura F. Robinson},
  journal={Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={335 6068},
  pages={557-61}
}
Changes in the upwelling and degassing of carbon from the Southern Ocean form one of the leading hypotheses for the cause of glacial-interglacial changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide. We present a 25,000-year-long Southern Ocean radiocarbon record reconstructed from deep-sea corals, which shows radiocarbon-depleted waters during the glacial period and through the early deglaciation. This depletion and associated deep stratification disappeared by ~14.6 ka (thousand years ago), consistent with… CONTINUE READING
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