Articles | Volume 12, issue 4
Research article
05 Apr 2016
Research article |  | 05 Apr 2016

Model simulations of early westward flow across the Tasman Gateway during the early Eocene

Willem P. Sijp, Anna S. von der Heydt, and Peter K. Bijl


Interactive discussion

Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement

Peer-review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by Editor) (07 Feb 2016) by André Paul
AR by Willem Sijp on behalf of the Authors (17 Feb 2016)  Author's response   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (06 Mar 2016) by André Paul
AR by Anna von der Heydt on behalf of the Authors (22 Mar 2016)  Manuscript 
Short summary
The timing and role in ocean circulation and climate of the opening of Southern Ocean gateways is as yet elusive. Here, we present the first model results specific to the early-to-middle Eocene where, in agreement with the field evidence, a southerly shallow opening of the Tasman Gateway does indeed cause a westward flow across the Tasman Gateway, in agreement with recent micropalaeontological studies.