The PRISM4 (mid-Piacenzian) paleoenvironmental reconstruction

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doi: 10.5194/cp-12-1519-2016
Author(s): Dowsett, Harry; Dolan, Aisling; Rowley, David; Moucha, Robert; Forte, Alessandro M.; Mitrovica, Jerry X.; Pound, Matthew J.; Salzmann, Ulrich; Robinson, Marci; Chandler, Mark; Foley, Kevin; Haywood, Alan
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
U. S. Geological Survey, Eastern Geology and Paleoclimate Science Center, Reston, VA, United States
Other:
University of Leeds, United Kingdom
University of Chicago, United States
Syracuse University, United States
University of Florida, United States
Harvard University, United States
Northumbria University, United Kingdom
Columbia University, United States
Volume Title: Climate of the Past
Source: Climate of the Past, 12(7), p.1519-1538. Publisher: Copernicus, Katlenburg-Lindau, International. ISSN: 1814-9324
Note: In English. 146 refs.; illus., incl. 1 table
Summary: The mid-Piacenzian is known as a period of relative warmth when compared to the present day. A comprehensive understanding of conditions during the Piacenzian serves as both a conceptual model and a source for boundary conditions as well as means of verification of global climate model experiments. In this paper we present the PRISM4 reconstruction, a paleoenvironmental reconstruction of the mid-Piacenzian (∼ 3 Ma) containing data for paleogeography, land and sea ice, sea-surface temperature, vegetation, soils, and lakes. Our retrodicted paleogeography takes into account glacial isostatic adjustments and changes in dynamic topography. Soils and lakes, both significant as land surface features, are introduced to the PRISM reconstruction for the first time. Sea-surface temperature and vegetation reconstructions are unchanged but now have confidence assessments. The PRISM4 reconstruction is being used as boundary condition data for the Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project Phase 2 (PlioMIP2) experiments.
Year of Publication: 2016
Research Program: DSDP Deep Sea Drilling Project
IODP Integrated Ocean Drilling Program
IPOD International Phase of Ocean Drilling
ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 12 Stratigraphy, Historical Geology and Paleoecology; Atlantic Ocean; Biomes; Cenozoic; Chronology; DSDP Site 366; DSDP Site 396; DSDP Site 410; DSDP Site 502; DSDP Site 541; DSDP Site 552; DSDP Site 603; DSDP Site 606; DSDP Site 607; DSDP Site 608; DSDP Site 609; DSDP Site 610; Data integration; Data-model comparison; Deep Sea Drilling Project; Expedition 303; Expedition 306; Expeditions 303/306; Glaciotectonics; Global; IODP Site U1308; IODP Site U1313; IPOD; Ice; Ice sheets; Integrated Ocean Drilling Program; Isostatic rebound; Lacustrine environment; Lakes; Landform evolution; Leg 100; Leg 108; Leg 110; Leg 151; Leg 157; Leg 159T; Leg 162; Leg 165; Leg 166; Leg 172; Leg 41; Leg 49; Leg 68; Leg 78A; Leg 81; Leg 94; Marine environment; Mid-Atlantic Ridge; Neogene; North Atlantic; Northeast Atlantic; ODP Site 1006; ODP Site 1062; ODP Site 1063; ODP Site 625; ODP Site 642; ODP Site 659; ODP Site 661; ODP Site 662; ODP Site 667; ODP Site 672; ODP Site 907; ODP Site 909; ODP Site 911; ODP Site 951; ODP Site 958; ODP Site 982; ODP Site 999; Ocean Drilling Program; PRISM4; Paleoclimatology; Paleoenvironment; Paleogeography; Piacenzian; PlioMIP2; Pliocene; Reconstruction; Sea ice; Sea-level changes; Sea-surface temperature; Soils; Terrestrial environment; Tertiary; Topography; Uncertainty; Upper Pliocene
Coordinates: N581236 N581236 W0482206 W0482206
N800000 N800000 E0060000 E0060000
Record ID: 2017017684
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