Influence of Centennial to Millennial Scale Climate Change on Low-Latitude Oxygen Minimum Conditions


We study how the Oxygen Minimum Zone (OMZ) in the Eastern Tropical South Pacific functioned under significantly different climatic conditions from the last Glacial to the pre-anthropogenic Late Holocene in order to evaluate human-induced perturbations. The main goal is to decipher continent–ocean–atmosphere interactions that have controlled the OMZ. Therefore the natural variability in upper and subsurface ocean circulation and its impact on biogeochemical cycling are reconstructed at centennial to millennial resolution by using established and new proxies.


Prof. Ralph Schneider                     Prof. Dirk Nürnberg                     Prof. Martin Frank
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