Küchler, Rony R; Dupont, Lydie M; Schefuß, Enno (2017): Pliocene stable carbon and hydrogen isotopes of plant wax of ODP Site 108-659. PANGAEA, https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.875694, Supplement to: Küchler, RR et al. (2018): Hybrid insolation forcing of Pliocene monsoon dynamics in West Africa. Climate of the Past, 14(1), 73-84, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-73-2018
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The Pliocene is regarded as a potential analogue for future climate with conditions generally warmer-than-today and higher-than-preindustrial atmospheric CO2 levels. Here we present the first orbitally resolved records of continental hydrology and vegetation changes from West Africa for two Pliocene time intervals (5.0-4.6 Ma, 3.6-3.0 Ma). Our results indicate that changes in local insolation alone are insufficient to explain the full degree of hydrologic variations. Generally two modes of interacting insolation forcings are observed: during eccentricity maxima, when precession was strong, the West African monsoon was driven by summer insolation; during eccentricity minima, when precession-driven variations in local insolation were minimal, obliquity-driven changes in the summer latitudinal insolation gradient became dominant. This hybrid monsoonal forcing concept explains orbitally-controlled tropical climate changes, incorporating the forcing mechanism of latitudinal gradients for the Pliocene, which probably increased in importance during subsequent Northern Hemisphere glaciations.
Latitude: 18.077200 * Longitude: -21.026200
Date/Time Start: 1986-03-09T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1986-03-12T00:00:00
Minimum Elevation: -3082.3 m * Maximum Elevation: -3082.3 m
108-659 * Latitude: 18.077200 * Longitude: -21.026200 * Date/Time Start: 1986-03-09T00:00:00 * Date/Time End: 1986-03-12T00:00:00 * Elevation: -3082.3 m * Penetration: 671.9 m * Recovery: 411.2 m * Location: North Atlantic Ocean * Campaign: Leg108 * Basis: Joides Resolution * Method/Device: Composite Core (COMPCORE) * Comment: 59 cores; 551.9 m cored; 0 m drilled; 74.5% recovery
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Orbitally resolved records of continental hydrology (Deuterium) and vegetation changes (stable carbon isotopes) from West Africa (ODP Site 659) for two Pliocene time intervals (5.0-4.6 Ma, 3.6-3.0 Ma).
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