Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
Clim. Past, 17, 1385–1394, 2021
Clim. Past, 17, 1385–1394, 2021

Research article 23 Jun 2021

Research article | 23 Jun 2021

A revised mid-Pliocene composite section centered on the M2 glacial event for ODP Site 846

Timothy D. Herbert et al.


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Short summary
The Pliocene represents a geologically warm period with polar ice restricted to the Antarctic. Nevertheless, variability and ice volume persisted in the Pliocene. This work revisits a classic site on which much of our understanding of Pliocene paleoclimate variability is based and corrects errors in data sets related to ice volume and ocean surface temperature. In particular, it generates an improved representation of an enigmatic glacial episode in Pliocene times (circa 3.3 Ma).