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Dolven, J K; Cortese, Giuseppe; Bjorklund, Kjell R (2002): Age determination and sea-surface reconstruction of sediment cores from the Norwegian Sea. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Dolven, JK et al. (2002): A high-resolution radiolarian-derived paleotemperature record for the Late Pleistocene-Holocene in the Norwegian Sea. Paleoceanography, 17(4), 1072,

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Polycystine radiolarians are used to reconstruct summer sea surface temperatures (SSSTs) for the Late Pleistocene-Holocene (600-13,400 14C years BP) in the Norwegian Sea. At 13,200 14C years BP, the SSST was close to the average Holocene SSST (~12°C). It then gradually dropped to 7.1°C in the Younger Dryas. Near the Younger Dryas-Holocene transition (~10,000 14C years BP), the SSST increased 5°C in about 530 years. Four abrupt cooling events, with temperature drops of up to 2.1°C, are recognized during the Holocene: at 9340, 7100 ("8200 calendar years event"), 6400 and 1650 14C years BP. Radiolarian SSSTs and the isotopic signal from the GISP2 ice core are strongly coupled, stressing the importance of the Norwegian Sea as a mediator of heat/precipitation exchange between the North Atlantic, the atmosphere, and the Greenland ice sheet. Radiolarian and diatom-derived SSSTs display similarities, with the former not showing the recently reported Holocene cooling trend.
Late Pleistocene-Holocene; Norwegian Sea; Radiolarians
Fourth Framework Programme (FP4), grant/award no. MAS3980185: Quaternary Environment of the Eurasian North
Median Latitude: 65.034830 * Median Longitude: 5.094665 * South-bound Latitude: 63.100000 * West-bound Longitude: 2.550000 * North-bound Latitude: 66.969660 * East-bound Longitude: 7.639330
Date/Time Start: 1995-06-08T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1995-06-08T00:00:00
HM79-4 (79-4) * Latitude: 63.100000 * Longitude: 2.550000 * Elevation: -983.0 m * Recovery: 2.75 m * Location: Norwegian Sea * Campaign: HM79 * Basis: Håkon Mosby * Method/Device: Piston corer (PC)
MD95-2011 (MD952011) * Latitude: 66.969660 * Longitude: 7.639330 * Date/Time: 1995-06-08T00:00:00 * Elevation: -1048.0 m * Recovery: 17 m * Location: Voring Plateau * Campaign: MD101 (IMAGES I) * Basis: Marion Dufresne (1995) * Method/Device: Calypso Corer (CALYPSO) * Comment: XII Sections, Site location wrong, slumps. Bent core; liner imploded in the middle of the core; 30 cm of sediment of the top recovered in a 1/2 liner
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