(Table 3) Aeolian component of North Pacific pelagic sediments, supplement to: Rea, David K; Janecek, Thomas R (1982): Late Cenozoic changes in atmospheric circulation deduced from North Pacific eolian sediments. Marine Geology, 49(1-2), 149-167


Isolation and analysis of the eolian component of late Cenozoic pelagic sediments from the North Pacific provides direct information concerning changes in atmospheric circulation. A 50% increase in intensity of both the prevailing westerlies and the tradewinds coincides with increasing pole-to-equator temperature gradients resulting from the onset of northern hemisphere glaciation. At the same time, the mass flux of dust from continents to the North Pacific increased by a factor of 4.5, apparently reflecting significantly increased continental aridity associated with the late Cenozoic glacial ages.

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.761373
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1016/0025-3227(82)90034-2
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.761373
Creator Rea, David K; Janecek, Thomas R
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 1982
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
OpenAccess true
Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset; Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 442 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (-157.817W, 15.819S, 124.651E, 36.868N); North Pacific/Philippine Sea/CONT RISE; North Pacific/CONT RISE; North Pacific/SEAMOUNT; North Pacific
Temporal Coverage Begin 1973-06-26T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 1978-08-02T00:00:00Z