Articles | Volume 11, issue 11
Clim. Past, 11, 1507–1525, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-11-1507-2015
Clim. Past, 11, 1507–1525, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-11-1507-2015

Research article 12 Nov 2015

Research article | 12 Nov 2015

Stratification of surface waters during the last glacial millennial climatic events: a key factor in subsurface and deep-water mass dynamics

M. Wary et al.

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This study reports the hydrological variations recorded at different depths of the water column SW of the Faeroe Is. during the last glacial abrupt climatic events (Heinrich events and Dansgaard-Oeschger cycles). Our combined multiproxy and high-resolution approach allows us to evidence that 1) Greenland and Heinrich stadials were characterized by strong stratification of surface waters, 2) this surface stratification seems to have played a key role in the dynamics of the underlying water masses