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Volume 11, issue 6
Clim. Past, 11, 915–929, 2015
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Special issue: Millennial-scale variability in the American tropics and...

Clim. Past, 11, 915–929, 2015
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Research article 22 Jun 2015

Research article | 22 Jun 2015

Thermal evolution of the western South Atlantic and the adjacent continent during Termination 1

C. M. Chiessi et al.

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Here we show that temperatures in the western South Atlantic increased markedly during the major slowdown event of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) of the last deglaciation. Over the adjacent continent, however, temperatures followed the rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide, lagging changes in oceanic temperature. Our records corroborate the notion that the long duration of the major slowdown event of the AMOC was fundamental in driving the Earth out of the last glacial.
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