Articles | Volume 14, issue 11
Clim. Past, 14, 1639–1651, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1639-2018
Clim. Past, 14, 1639–1651, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1639-2018

Research article 07 Nov 2018

Research article | 07 Nov 2018

Change in the North Atlantic circulation associated with the mid-Pleistocene transition

Gloria M. Martin-Garcia et al.

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This work documents major oceanographic changes that occurred in the N. Atlantic from 812 to 530 ka and were related to the mid-Pleistocene transition. Since ~ 650 ka, glacials were more prolonged and intense than before. Larger ice sheets may have worked as a positive feedback mechanism to prolong the duration of glacials. We explore the connection between the change in the N. Atlantic oceanography and the enhanced ice-sheet growth, which contributed to the change of cyclicity in climate.