Articles | Volume 16, issue 2
Clim. Past, 16, 523–541, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-523-2020
Clim. Past, 16, 523–541, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-523-2020

Research article 12 Mar 2020

Research article | 12 Mar 2020

A new age model for the Pliocene of the southern North Sea basin: a multi-proxy climate reconstruction

Emily Dearing Crampton-Flood et al.

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The mid-Pliocene warm period (mPWP; 3.3–3.0 million years ago) is thought to be the last geological interval with similar atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations as the present day. Further, the mPWP was 2–3 °C warmer than present, making it a good analogue for estimating the effects of future climate change. Here, we construct a new precise age model for the North Sea during the mPWP, and provide a detailed reconstruction of terrestrial and marine climate using a multi-proxy approach.