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Lynch-Stieglitz, Jean; Curry, William B; Lund, David C (2009): Age determination, and isotopic record of foraminifera from Florida Straits sediments. PANGAEA,, Supplement to: Lynch-Stieglitz, J et al. (2009): Florida Straits density structure and transport over the last 8000 years. Paleoceanography, 24(3), PA3209,

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The density structure across the Florida Straits is reconstructed for the last 8000 years from oxygen isotope measurements on foraminifera in sediment cores. The oxygen isotope measurements suggest that the density contrast across the Florida Current increased over this time period. The magnitude of this change corresponds to an increase in the geostrophic transport referenced to 800 m water depth of 4 sverdrups (Sv) over the last 8000 years. The spatial and seasonal distribution of incoming solar radiation due to changes in the Earth's orbit has caused systematic changes in the atmospheric circulation, including a southward migration of the Intertropical Convergence Zone over the last 8000 years. These changes in atmospheric circulation and the associated wind-driven currents of the upper ocean could readily account for a 4 Sv increase in the strength of the Florida Current. We see no evidence in our data for dramatic changes in the strength of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation over this time period.
Median Latitude: 24.509988 * Median Longitude: -80.958169 * South-bound Latitude: 23.745500 * West-bound Longitude: -83.368200 * North-bound Latitude: 24.848400 * East-bound Longitude: -79.218700
Date/Time Start: 2002-01-08T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 2002-01-23T00:00:00
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