Yamamoto, Masanobu (2009): Glacial-interglacial variation in the North Pacific subtropical gyre. Nippon Chishitsugaku Gakkai, Tokyo, Japan, In: Anonymous, Environmental changes during the last interglacial period around the Japanese Islands; comparison and integration of land and marine environments, 115 (7), 325-332, georefid:2011-086461

This study presents a new perspective of North Pacific paleoceanography over the last two glacial cycles, based on assessments of U (super K') (sub 37) -derived paleotemperature records from IMAGES Core MD01-2421 off central Japan and Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Sites 1014 and 1016 off California. The temperature differences between ODP Sites 1014 and 1016 (Delta SST (sub NEP) =SST (sub ODP1014) -SST (sub ODP1016) ) reflect the intensity of the California Current. Comparison of Delta SST (sub NEP) and SST derived from Core MD01-2421 reveals anti-phase variations: high Delta SST (sub NEP) (weakening of the California Current) corresponds to low SST at the Japan margin (southward displacement of the NW Pacific subarctic boundary and weakening of the Kuroshio Extension), and vice versa. This finding suggests that the intensity of the North Pacific subtropical gyre varies in response to precessional forcing, and that the response is linked to temporal changes in tropical ocean-atmosphere interactions.
West: -122.1635 East: -119.5853 North: 34.3220 South: 32.5002
Expedition: 167
Site: 167-1014
Site: 167-1016
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