Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Clim. Past, 16, 1969–1986, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1969-2020
Clim. Past, 16, 1969–1986, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1969-2020
Research article
28 Oct 2020
Research article | 28 Oct 2020

Dynamics of primary productivity in the northeastern Bay of Bengal over the last 26 000 years

Xinquan Zhou et al.

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We provide a high-resolution primary productivity (PP) record of the northeastern Bay of Bengal over the last 26 000 years. Combined with climate model outputs, we show that PP over the glacial period is controlled by river input nutrients under low sea level conditions and after the Last Glacial Maximum is controlled by upper seawater salinity stratification related to monsoon precipitation. During the deglaciation the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation is the main forcing factor.