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NVI-rapporteringsår: 2018
Vitenskapelig artikkel

The relationship between Neogene dinoflagellate cysts and global climate dynamics

  • Jamie L. Boyd
  • James B. Riding
  • Mattthew J. Pound
  • Stijn De Schepper
  • Ruza F. Ivanovic
  • Alan M. Haywood
  • mfl.


Earth-Science Reviews
ISSN 0012-8252
e-ISSN 1872-6828
NVI-nivå 2

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2018
Publisert online: 2017
Trykket: 2018
Volum: 177
Sider: 366 - 385


Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-85037838456

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The relationship between Neogene dinoflagellate cysts and global climate dynamics


The Neogene Period (23.03–2.58 Ma) underwent a long-term, relatively gradual cooling trend, culminating in the glacial-interglacial climate of the Quaternary. Palaeoclimate studies on the Neogene have provided im- portant information for understanding how modern patterns of atmospheric and oceanic circulation developed, and how they may relate to wider environmental change. Here we use a newly created global database of Neogene dinoflagellate cysts (the Tertiary Oceanic Parameters Information System - TOPIS) to investigate how dinoflagellate cysts recorded the cooling of Neogene surface marine waters on a global scale. Species with warm and cold water preferences were determined from previously published literature and extracted from the da- tabase. Percentages of cold water species were calculated relative to the total number of species with known temperature preferences from each site and compared throughout the Neogene at differing latitudes. Overall, the percentage of cold water species increases gradually through the Neogene. This trend indicates a gradual global cooling that is comparable to that reported from other marine and terrestrial proxies. This also demonstrates the use of dinoflagellate cysts in determining temperature change on both extended temporal and wide geographical scales. The increase in the percentage of cold water species of dinoflagellate cysts recorded worldwide from the Early and Middle Miocene to the Late Pliocene indicates a global scale forcing agent on Neogene climate such as CO2.


Jamie L. Boyd

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved University of Leeds

James B. Riding

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved British Geological Survey

Mattthew J. Pound

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved University of Northumbria at Newcastle

Stijn De Schepper

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved NORCE Klima ved NORCE Norwegian Research Centre AS

Ruza F. Ivanovic

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved University of Leeds
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