Varied response of western Pacific hydrology to climate forcings over the last glacial period

Stacy A, Carolin and Kim M, Cobb and Jess F, Adkins and Brian, Clark and Jessica L, Conroy and Syria, Lejau and Jenny, Malang and Andrew A, Tuen (2013) Varied response of western Pacific hydrology to climate forcings over the last glacial period. Science, 340 (6140). pp. 1564-1566. ISSN 0036-8075 (print), 1095-9203 (online)

Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL:


Atmospheric deep convection in the west Pacific plays a key role in the global heat and moisture budgets, yet its response to orbital and abrupt climate change events is poorly resolved. Here, we present four absolutely dated, overlapping stalagmite oxygen isotopic records from northern Borneo that span most of the last glacial cycle. The records suggest that northern Borneo’s hydroclimate shifted in phase with precessional forcing but was only weakly affected by glacial-interglacial changes in global climate boundary conditions. Regional convection likely decreased during Heinrich events, but other Northern Hemisphere abrupt climate change events are notably absent. The new records suggest that the deep tropical Pacific hydroclimate variability may have played an important role in shaping the global response to the largest abrupt climate change events.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Northern Hemisphere , Northern Borneo’s hydroclimate , stalagmite oxygen isotopic , unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, kuching, samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2015 03:26
Last Modified: 10 Apr 2015 07:09

Actions (For repository members only: login required)

View Item View Item