Using a maximum simplicity paleoclimate model to simulate millennial variability during the last four glacial periods

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doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2005.12.014
Author(s): Siddall, Mark; Stocker, Thomas F.; Blunier, Thomas; Spahni, Renato; McManus, Jerry F.; Bard, Edouard
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
University of Bern, Climate and Environmental Physics, Bern, Switzerland
University of Leeds, United Kingdom
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, United States
Centre Européen de Recherche et d'Enseignement des Géosciences de l'Environnement, France
Volume Title: Critical Quaternary stratigraphy
Volume Author(s): Rose, James, editor; Tzedakis, Chronis; Elderfield, Henry
Source: Critical Quaternary stratigraphy, edited by James Rose, Chronis Tzedakis and Henry Elderfield. Quaternary Science Reviews, 25(23-24), p.3185-3197. Publisher: Elsevier, International. ISSN: 0277-3791
Note: In English. 53 refs.; illus., incl. 2 tables
Summary: Many studies have documented the existence of millennial-scale variability in the Earth system during the last glacial period. An increasing number of studies document the occurrence of similar millennial variability during glacial periods previous to the last one. Here we use the simplest possible thermal-bipolar seesaw model to consider this variability for the last four glacial periods. We invert this model and use the high-pass filtered Vostok stable isotope records to make a first, tentative, attempt to estimate high-latitude N. Hemisphere temperature variability over the last four glacial periods, beyond the reach of Greenland ice-core records. The model result is compared against the Vostok methane record, which shows rapid variations in parallel to Greenland temperature records during the last glacial period. A further comparison is carried out against the planktonic oxygen isotope of north Atlantic core ODP 980. There is agreement between the records on the existence of similar millennial-scale variability during the last three glacial periods with very similar characteristics to the variability during the last glacial cycle. Abstract Copyright (2006) Elsevier, B.V.
Year of Publication: 2006
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 24 Surficial Geology, Quaternary Geology; Aliphatic hydrocarbons; Alkanes; Antarctica; Arctic region; Atlantic Ocean; Cenozoic; Climate change; Greenland; Hydrocarbons; Ice cores; Isotope ratios; Isotopes; Lake Vostok; Leg 162; MIS 6; Marine sediments; Methane; Models; North Atlantic; O-18/O-16; ODP Site 980; Ocean Drilling Program; Ocean circulation; Organic compounds; Oxygen; Paleoclimatology; Pleistocene; Quaternary; Rockall Bank; Sediments; Stable isotopes
Coordinates: N552906 N552906 W0144208 W0144208
Record ID: 2010003537
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