(Table 2) Abundance of Radiolaria species in sediment samples from Core AMK4-340


Over the past 13 kyr the most significant natural changes in the Reykjanes ridge region took place within 13-7.8 kyr B.P. They resulted from alternating intensifications of the influence of the Labrador (LWM) and Norwegian-Greenland (NGWM) water masses. During 13-11.7 kyr B.P. natural conditions were governed by influence of LWM with sea surface temperature (SST) 3-5°C lower present one. During 11.7-10.3 kyr B.P. NGWM with SST 6-7°C lower present one predominated. During 10.3-9.5 kyr B.P. oceanographic conditions were rapidly transforming and approaching present ones controlled by interaction between LWM and North Atlantic water masses; SST abruptly increased almost to the present value. During 9.5-8.3 kyr B.P. intensification of NGWM led to small decrease of SST (1.5-2.5°C below present value; between 8.3 and 7.8 kyr B.P. natural conditions had approximated present ones and later on remained relatively stable; SST fluctuated with an amplitude of about 1.5°C.

Supplement to: Matul, Alexander G (1995): On the problem of paleoceanological evolution of the Reykjanes Ridge region (North Atlantic) during the last deglaciation based on a study of radiolaria. Oceanology, 34(6), 806-814

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.744983
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Creator Matul, Alexander G ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 1995
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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Resource Type Supplementary Dataset; Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 925 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-31.520 LON, 58.510 LAT); North Atlantic