Articles | Volume 15, issue 3
Clim. Past, 15, 927–942, 2019
Clim. Past, 15, 927–942, 2019

Research article 23 May 2019

Research article | 23 May 2019

Holocene hydrography evolution in the Alboran Sea: a multi-record and multi-proxy comparison

Albert Català et al.

Related authors

The 4.2 ka BP Event in the Mediterranean region: an overview
Monica Bini, Giovanni Zanchetta, Aurel Perşoiu, Rosine Cartier, Albert Català, Isabel Cacho, Jonathan R. Dean, Federico Di Rita, Russell N. Drysdale, Martin Finnè, Ilaria Isola, Bassem Jalali, Fabrizio Lirer, Donatella Magri, Alessia Masi, Leszek Marks, Anna Maria Mercuri, Odile Peyron, Laura Sadori, Marie-Alexandrine Sicre, Fabian Welc, Christoph Zielhofer, and Elodie Brisset
Clim. Past, 15, 555–577,,, 2019
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject: Ocean Dynamics | Archive: Marine Archives | Timescale: Holocene
Response of biological productivity to North Atlantic marine front migration during the Holocene
David J. Harning, Anne E. Jennings, Denizcan Köseoğlu, Simon T. Belt, Áslaug Geirsdóttir, and Julio Sepúlveda
Clim. Past, 17, 379–396,,, 2021
Short summary
Sea surface temperature in the Indian sector of the Southern Ocean over the Late Glacial and Holocene
Lisa Claire Orme, Xavier Crosta, Arto Miettinen, Dmitry V. Divine, Katrine Husum, Elisabeth Isaksson, Lukas Wacker, Rahul Mohan, Olivier Ther, and Minoru Ikehara
Clim. Past, 16, 1451–1467,,, 2020
Short summary
Surface and subsurface Labrador Shelf water mass conditions during the last 6000 years
Annalena A. Lochte, Ralph Schneider, Markus Kienast, Janne Repschläger, Thomas Blanz, Dieter Garbe-Schönberg, and Nils Andersen
Clim. Past, 16, 1127–1143,,, 2020
Short summary
Reconstruction of Holocene oceanographic conditions in eastern Baffin Bay
Katrine Elnegaard Hansen, Jacques Giraudeau, Lukas Wacker, Christof Pearce, and Marit-Solveig Seidenkrantz
Clim. Past, 16, 1075–1095,,, 2020
Short summary
Multiproxy evidence of the Neoglacial expansion of Atlantic Water to eastern Svalbard
Joanna Pawłowska, Magdalena Łącka, Małgorzata Kucharska, Jan Pawlowski, and Marek Zajączkowski
Clim. Past, 16, 487–501,,, 2020
Short summary

Cited articles

Andrews, J. T., Hardadottir, J., Stoner, J. S., Mann, M. E., Kristjansdottir, G. B., and Koc, N.: Decadal to millennial-scale periodicities in North Iceland shelf sediments over the last 12 000 cal yr: long-term North Atlantic oceanographic variability and solar forcing, Earth Planet. Sc. Lett., 210, 453–465,, 2003. 
Ausin, B., Flores, J. A., Sierro, F. J., Cacho, I., Hernández-Almeida, I., Martrat, B., and Grimalt, J. O.: Atmospheric patterns driving Holocene productivity in the Alboran Sea (Western Mediterranean): A multiproxy approach, Holocene, 25, 583–595,, 2015. 
Bárcena, M. A., Flores, J. A., Sierro, F. J., Pérez-Folgado, M., Fabres, J., Calafat, A., and Canals, M.: Planktonic response to main oceanographic changes in the Alboran Sea (Western Mediterranean) as documented in sediment traps and surface sediments, Mar. Micropaleontol., 53, 423–445,, 2004. 
Barker, S., Greaves, M., and Elderfield, H.: A study of cleaning procedures used for foraminiferal Mg∕Ca paleothermometry, Geochem. Geophy. Geosy., 4, 1–20,, 2003. 
Bartlein, P. J., Harrison, S. P., Brewer, S., Connor, S., Davis, B. A. S., Gajewski, K., Guiot, J., Henderson, A., Peyron, O., Prentice, I. C., Scholze, M., Seppä, H., Shuman, B., Sugita, S., Thompson, R. S., Viau, A. E., Williams, J., and Wu, H.: Pollen-based continental climate reconstructions at 6 and 21 ka: a global synthesis, Clim. Dynam., 37, 775–802,, 2011. 
Short summary
We present a new high-resolution sea surface temperature (SST) reconstruction for the Holocene (last 11 700 years) in the westernmost Mediterranean Sea. We identify three sub-periods: the Early Holocene with warmest SST; the Middle Holocene with a cooling trend ending at 4200 years, which is identified as a double peak cooling event that marks the transition between the Middle and Late Holocene; and the Late Holocene with very different behaviour in both long- and short-term SST variability.