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Regional benthic δ18O stacks for the “41-kyr world” - an Atlantic-Pacific divergence between 1.8-1.9 Ma
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  • Yuxin Zhou,
  • Lisiecki Lorraine,
  • Taehee Lee,
  • Geoffrey Gebbie,
  • Charles E Lawrence
Yuxin Zhou
University of California Santa Barbara

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Lisiecki Lorraine
University of California, Santa Barbara
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Taehee Lee
Brown University
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Geoffrey Gebbie
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
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Charles E Lawrence
Brown University
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Benthic δ18O stacks are the benchmarks by which paleoceanographic data are stratigraphically aligned and compared. However, a recent study found that between 1.8-1.9 million years ago (Ma) several Ceara Rise records differed substantially from the widely used LR04 global stack. Here, we use new Bayesian stacking software to construct regional stacks and demonstrate a geographical divergence in benthic δ18O features from 1.8-1.9 Ma. The pattern of isotopic stage features observed in the Ceara Rise is widespread throughout the Atlantic and differs notably from Pacific records. We propose that this regional difference in isotopic stages may be the result of relatively strong precession forcing and weaker obliquity forcing between 1.8-1.9 Ma. In accordance with the Antiphase Hypothesis, our results highlight a period of apparent sensitivity to regional precession forcing that is masked during most of the 41-kyr world due to the amplitude modulation of obliquity forcing.
17 Dec 2023Submitted to ESS Open Archive
27 Dec 2023Published in ESS Open Archive