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Astronomically paced changes in deep-water circulation in the western North Atlantic during the middle Eocene
Description: North Atlantic Deep Water (NADW) currently redistributes heat and salt between Earth's ocean basins, and plays a vital role in the ocean-atmosphere CO2 exchange. Despite its crucial role in today's climate system, vigorous debate remains as to when deep-water formation in the North Atlantic started. Here, scientists present datasets from carbonate-rich middle Eocene sediments from the Newfoundland Ridge, revealing a unique archive of paleoceanographic change from the progressively cooling climate of the middle Eocene. [Source: Earth and Planetary Science Letters]
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Source: Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Publish Date: 2/15/2018
Reading Level: Expert
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