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dc.contributor.authorMeegan Kumar, D.
dc.contributor.authorTierney, J.E.
dc.contributor.authorBhattacharya, T.
dc.contributor.authorZhu, J.
dc.contributor.authorMcCarty, L.
dc.contributor.authorMurray, J.W.
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-29T19:38:13Z
dc.date.available2021-11-29T19:38:13Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.citationMeegan Kumar, D., Tierney, J. E., Bhattacharya, T., Zhu, J., McCarty, L., & Murray, J. W. (2021). Climatic Drivers of Deglacial SST Variability in the Eastern Pacific. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology.
dc.identifier.issn2572-4517
dc.identifier.doi10.1029/2021PA004264
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/662365
dc.description.abstractWe explore the response of northeastern Pacific sea surface temperature (SST) to deglacial ((Formula presented.) 16–7 ka) climate variability as recorded in (Formula presented.) -based SST reconstructions spanning 65°N to 10°S. Included in the analysis is a new 23 kyr SST record from core NH8P from the northwest Mexican Margin. We isolate spatiotemporal patterns in regional SSTs with trend empirical orthogonal function (TEOF) analysis. The dominant TEOF mode reflects deglacial warming associated with rising (Formula presented.). Tropical and subtropical SSTs correlated most strongly with this mode, suggesting that the thermodynamic response of the tropical eastern Pacific to greenhouse gas forcing was the dominant driver of regional SST change during deglaciation. The second TEOF mode reflects millennial-scale variability and is most strongly expressed in subpolar SSTs. The synchronous timing between North Pacific and North Atlantic SST oscillations is evidence for the rapid transmission of millennial-scale climate perturbations between the basins, likely through an atmospheric teleconnection. SSTs at NH8P have no correlation with either leading TEOF mode as there is minimal change in SST at this site after (Formula presented.) 20 ka. A model simulation of the LGM indicates that glacial cooling was muted in much of the Eastern Pacific Warm Pool (EPWP), in which NH8P lies, due to reductions in latent heat flux. This suggests that the wind-evaporation-SST feedback was responsible for the attenuation of EPWP cooling. Overall, this study highlights the distinct latitudinal trends in the Pacific's response to deglaciation. © 2021. American Geophysical Union. All Rights Reserved.
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dc.publisherJohn Wiley and Sons Inc
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dc.titleClimatic Drivers of Deglacial SST Variability in the Eastern Pacific
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dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Geosciences, University of Arizona
dc.identifier.journalPaleoceanography and Paleoclimatology
dc.description.note6 month embargo; first published: 23 September 2021
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dc.source.journaltitlePaleoceanography and Paleoclimatology


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