Pelejero, Carles; Calvo, Eva; Logan, Graham A.; De Deckker, Patrick (2003): Marine Isotopic Stage 5e in the Southwest Pacific; similarities with Antarctic and ENSO inferences. American Geophysical Union, Washington, DC, United States, Geophysical Research Letters, 30 (23), georefid:2005-011064

A detailed record of alkenone-derived sea-surface temperatures (SSTs) offshore western New Zealand has been generated for the penultimate deglaciation and last interglacial. SSTs were 3.5 to 4.5 degrees C warmer than present, peaking 4.5 thousand years ahead of ice volume minima. The short duration of Marine Isotopic Stage 5e off New Zealand exhibits a striking parallelism to the record of air temperatures at Vostok, Antarctica. Changes in latitudinal SST gradients for the Southwest Pacific from New Zealand to the equator are also assessed, showing values consistently lower than today. (mod. journ. abstr.)
West: 106.0000 East: 169.5300 North: .1907 South: -78.0000
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