The mid-Piacenzian Warm Period (mPWP, 3264-3025 ka) represents the most recent interval in Earth's history where atmospheric CO2 levels were similar to today. Here, we present a multi-proxy record of Pliocene climate change in the coastal Southern North Sea Basin (SNSB) based on the sedimentary record from borehole Hank, the Netherlands (drilled by TNO, Dutch Geological Survey). We present the stable oxygen and carbon isotope (δ18O and δ13C) measurements of the endobenthic foraminifera species Cassidulina laevigata, and present a new age model for the late Pliocene of the Southern North Sea. This results in a tuned age framework for the SNSB for the Late Pliocene (~3190-2770 ka). Our multi-proxy climate reconstruction for this interval includes biomarker-based SST reconstructions (TEX86, UK37, LDI).
Dearing Crampton-Flood, Emily; Noorbergen, Lars J; Smits, Daniela; Boschman, Christine; Donders, Timme H; Munstermann, Dirk K; ten Veen, Johan; Peterse, Francien; Lourens, Lucas Joost; Sinninghe Damsté, Jaap S (in review): A new age model for the Pliocene of the Southern North Sea Basin: evidence for asynchronous shifts of marine and terrestrial climate. Climate of the Past, https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-39
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- Dearing Crampton-Flood, E (2020): Age model from δ18O of Cassidulina laevigata of sediments from borehole Hank, Netherlands, for the Pliocene of the North Sea. https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.912081
- Dearing Crampton-Flood, E (2020): Stable isotopes of Cassidulina laevigata and sea surface temperature reconstruction from climate proxies recorded in sediments from borehole Hank, Netherlands, for the Pliocene of the North Sea. https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.912080