Kroon, Dick; Reijmer, John J. G.; Rendle, Rebecca H. (2000): Mid- to late-Quaternary variations in the oxygen isotope signature of Globigerinoides ruber at Site 1006 in the western subtropical Atlantic. Texas A & M University, Ocean Drilling Program, College Station, TX, United States, In: Swart, Peter K., Eberli, Gregor P., Malone, Mitchell J., Anselmetti, Flavio S., Arai, Kohsaku, Bernet, Karin H., Betzler, Christian, Christensen, Beth A., De Carlo, Eric Heinen, Dejardin, Pascale M., Emmanuel, Laurent, Frank, Tracy D., Haddad, Geoffrey A., Isern, Alexandra R., Katz, Miriam E., Kenter, Jeroen A. M., Kramer, Philip A., Kroon, Dick, McKenzie, Judith A., McNeill, Donald F., Montgomery, Paul, Nagihara, Seiichi, Pirmez, Carlos, Reijmer, John J. G., Sato, Tokiyuki, Schovsbo, Niels H., Williams, Trevor, Wright, James D., Lowe, Ginny (editor), Proceedings of the Ocean Drilling Program, scientific results, Bahamas Transect; covering Leg 166 of the cruises of the drilling vessel JOIDES Resolution, San Juan, Puerto Rico, to Balboa Harbor, Panama, sites 1003-1009, 17 February-10 April 1996, 166, 13-22, georefid:2001-002881

The 1.4-m.y.-long stable oxygen isotope record of Site 1006 in the low-latitude North Atlantic Ocean shows large glacial/interglacial amplitude changes caused by a combination of temperature and salinity fluctuations. A trend of increased sea-surface temperatures during the interglacial periods is present in the record beginning at isotopic Stage 11 and ultimately leading to the lightest delta (super 18) O values in isotopic Stages 9, 5, and 1. Maximum delta (super 18) O values are recorded during glacial isotopic Stages 6 and 8. Stable isotopic variability increased during the Brunhes Chron at the 100-ka time scale. The large amplitude changes can best be explained by global and regional ocean circulation changes. Increased strengthened return flow of warm salty water from the Pacific may have occurred during interglacial periods since isotopic Stage 11, which was largely reduced during glacial periods. The large climate fluctuations had a profound effect on the shallow-water carbonate production of the Great Bahama Bank. The aragonite content of the sediments shows fluctuations that follow the delta (super 18) O record. The leeward side of the Great Bahama Bank received increased input of platform material during sea-level highstands when the sea-surface waters were warm.
West: -79.2733 East: -79.2733 North: 24.2359 South: 24.2359
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