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Title: Ocean Cooling Pattern at the Last Glacial Maximum

Ocean temperature and ocean heat content change are analyzed based on four PMIP3 model results at the Last Glacial Maximum relative to the prehistorical run. Ocean cooling mostly occurs in the upper 1000 m depth and varies spatially in the tropical and temperate zones. The Atlantic Ocean experiences greater cooling than the rest of the ocean basins. Ocean cooling is closely related to the weakening of meridional overturning circulation and enhanced intrusion of Antarctic Bottom Water into the North Atlantic.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2]
  1. University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, AZ 85721, USA
  2. Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, TX 77843, USA
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1198293
Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Advances in Meteorology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 2012; Related Information: CHORUS Timestamp: 2016-08-18 10:38:57; Journal ID: ISSN 1687-9309
Publisher:
Hindawi Publishing Corporation
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
Egypt
Language:
English