New PlioVAR paper

cp 16 299 2020 webMembers of PAGES' former working group PlioVAR recently published the paper "Late Pliocene Cordilleran Ice Sheet development with warm northeast Pacific sea surface temperatures" in Climate of the Past.

Led by Maria Luisa Sánchez-Montes, authors present alkenone-derived sea surface temperature analyses alongside ice-rafted debris, terrigenous, and marine organic matter inputs to the Gulf of Alaska through the late Pliocene and early Pleistocene.

All records show a high degree of variability in the early Pleistocene, indicating highly efficient ocean–climate–ice interactions through warm SST–ocean evaporation–orographic precipitation–ice growth mechanisms.

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