Case Studies of the Role of Arctic Gateways in Plio-Pleistocene Arctic Changes (English)

In: Polarforschung   ;  87 ,  1  ;  23-31  ;  2017
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Abstract: The configuration of the Arctic Ocean as a mediterranean sea, surrounded by continents, gives a particular importance to the few connections that exist to the world ocean. In this manuscript critical cases are examined when the Arctic Ocean played an important role in climatic changes occur- ring over long and short geological timescales. By presenting three examples of published research results it is shown that in particular the water mass exchange through Bering Strait and the Fram Strait has varied in direction and volume. These variations have caused significant changes in the environments in the Arctic Ocean itself, on the surrounding continents, and – in cases – even hemisphere-wide. Owing to the prominent role of the Arctic Ocean in the global ocean circulation system, studies of the role of Arctic gateways are key to a better understanding of past, present, and future changes.

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    Case Studies of the Role of Arctic Gateways in Plio-Pleistocene Arctic Changes
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    Polarforschung ; 87 ; 1 ; 23-31
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    Alfred-Wegener-Institut für Polar- und Meeresforschung und Deutsche Gesellschaft für Polarforschung 
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    Bremerhaven, Germany
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    DDC:    550 Earth sciences and geology
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The Climate of the Arctic: an Early Warning System for Global Warming
Wilhelm, Gernot | 2017
Pathways of Siberian Freshwater and Sea Ice in the Arctic Ocean Traced with Radiogenic Neodymium Isotopes and Rare Earth Elements
Laukert, Georgi / Frank, Martin / Hathorne, Ed C / Krumpen, Thomas / Rabe, Ben / Bauch, Dorothea / Werner, Kirstin / Peeken, Ilka / Kassens, Heidemarie | 2017
A Stratigraphical-Sedimentological Study of the Last Interglacial Period in the Central Nordic Seas on the Basis of XRF Core Scanning
Kolling, Henriette / Bauch, A Henning | 2017
Case Studies of the Role of Arctic Gateways in Plio-Pleistocene Arctic Changes
Spielhagen, Robert F | 2017
Interactions between the Arctic Ocean and the Siberian Hinterland during the Late Mesozoic and the Cenozoic and Their Impact on the Ice Covers
Tiede, Jörn | 2017
Arctic Glacial and Interglacial Variability throughout the Quaternary: Evidence from Lake El'gygytgyn, northeastern Russia
Melles, Martin / Wennrich, Volker | 2017
From Greenhouse to Icehouse: The late Mesozoic-Cenozoic Arctic Ocean Sea Ice and Climate History
Stein, Rüdiger | 2017