Wilson, David J;
Hines, Sophia KV;
Adkins, Jess F;
van de Flierdt, Tina;
A deep Tasman outflow of Pacific waters during the last glacial period.
, Article 3763. 10.1038/s41467-022-31116-7.
The interoceanic exchange of water masses is modulated by flow through key oceanic choke points in the Drake Passage, the Indonesian Seas, south of Africa, and south of Tasmania. Here, we use the neodymium isotope signature (εNd) of cold-water coral skeletons from intermediate depths (1460‒1689 m) to trace circulation changes south of Tasmania during the last glacial period. The key feature of our dataset is a long-term trend towards radiogenic εNd values of ~−4.6 during the Last Glacial Maximum and Heinrich Stadial 1, which are clearly distinct from contemporaneous Southern Ocean εNd of ~−7. When combined with previously published radiocarbon data from the same corals, our results indicate that a unique radiogenic and young water mass was present during this time. This scenario can be explained by a more vigorous Pacific overturning circulation that supported a deeper outflow of Pacific waters, including North Pacific Intermediate Water, through the Tasman Sea.
|Title:||A deep Tasman outflow of Pacific waters during the last glacial period|
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|Keywords:||Marine chemistry, Palaeoceanography, Palaeoclimate, Physical oceanography|
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