Articles | Volume 13, issue 8
Clim. Past, 13, 1023–1035, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-13-1023-2017
Clim. Past, 13, 1023–1035, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-13-1023-2017

Research article 17 Aug 2017

Research article | 17 Aug 2017

Mediterranean Outflow Water variability during the Early Pleistocene

Stefanie Kaboth et al.

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This study is devoted to reconstructing Mediterranean Outflow Water (MOW) variability and the interplay between the Mediterranean and North Atlantic climate systems during the Early Pleistocene. We find indication that the increasing production of MOW aligns with the intensification of the North Atlantic overturning circulation, highlighting the potential of MOW to modulate the North Atlantic salt budget. Our results are based on new stable isotope and grain-size data from IODP 339 Site U1389.