LAST GLACIAL MAXIMUM

Pacific push into the Atlantic

Deep, carbon-rich Pacific waters intruded into the South Atlantic some 38 to 28 thousand years ago. This deep Pacific expansion could have represented a considerable sink of atmospheric CO2, one that helped initiate the Last Glacial Maximum.

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Fig. 1: Deep ocean circulation.

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Haley, B.A. Pacific push into the Atlantic. Nat. Geosci. 13, 595–596 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41561-020-0626-x

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