Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 126.
Until a few decades ago, scientists generally believed that significant large-scale past global and regional climate changes occurred at a gradual pace within a time scale of many centuries or millennia. A secondary assumption followed: climate change was scarcely perceptible during a human lifetime. Recent paleoclimatic studies, however, have proven otherwise: that global climate can change extremely rapidly. In fact, there is good evidence that in the past at least regional mean annual temperatures changed by several degrees Celsius on a time scale of several centuries to several decades.
, Bernd J. Haupt
, Mark A. Maslin
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Preface Dan Seidov, Bernd J. Haupt, and Mark Maslin vii Ocean Currents of Change: Introduction Eric J. Barron and Dan Seidov 1 Section I: Data and Climate Models: Windows to the Past Synthesis of the Nature and Causes of Rapid Climate Transitions During the Quaternary Mark Maslin, Dan Seidov, and John Lowe 9 The Big Climate Amplifier Ocean Circulation-Sea Ice-Storminess-Dustiness-Albedo Wallace S. Broecker 53 Stochastic Resonance in the North Atlantic: Further Insights R. B. Alley, S. Anandakrishnan, P. Jung, and A. Clough 57 Late Holocene (cal ka) Trends and Century-Scale Variability of N. Iceland Marine Records: Measures of Surface Hydrography, Productivity, and Land/Ocean Interactions John T. Andrews, Greta B. Kristjansdottir, Aslaug Geirsdottir, Jorunn Hardarddttir, Gudrun Helgadottir, Amy E. Sveinsbjomdottir, Anne E. Jennings, and L. Micaela Smith 69 Changes of Potential Density Gradients in the Northwestern North Atlantic During the Last Climatic Cycle Based on a Multiproxy Approach Claude Hillaire-Marcel, Anne de Vernal, Laurence Candon, Guy Bilodeau, and Joseph Stoner 83 Lower Circumpolar Deep Water Flow Through the SW Pacific Gateway for the Last 190 Icy: Evidence From Antarctic Diatoms Catherine E. Stickley, Lionel Carter, I. Nick McCave, andPhil P. E. Weaver 101 Modeling abrupt Climatic Change During the Last Glaciation Michel Crucifix, Philippe Tulkens, and Andre Berger 117 Simulating Climates of the Last Glacial Maximum and of the Mid-Holocene: Wind Changes, Atmosphere-Ocean Interactions, and Tropical Thermocline Andrew B. G. Bush 135 Section II: Ocean and Climate Models: Bridges from Past to Future Ocean Bi-Polar Seesaw and Climate: Southern Versus Northern Meltwater Impacts Dan Seidov, Bernd J. Haupt, Eric J. Barron, and Mark Maslin 147 Glacial-to-lnterglacial Changes of the Ocean Circulation and Eolian Sediment Transport Bernd J. Haupt, Dan Seidov, and Eric J. Barron 169 On the Response of the Atlantic Ocean to Climatic Changes in High Latitudes: Sensitivity Studies with a Sigma Coordinate Ocean Model Tal Ezer 199 The Effects of Vertical Mixing on the Circulation of the AABW in the Atlantic Igor V. Kamenkovich and Paul J. Coodman 217 The Influence of Deep Ocean Diffusivity on the Temporal Variability of the Thermohaline Circulation Kotaro Sakai and W. Richard Peltier 227 The Climatic Influence of Drake Passage H. Bjornsson and J. R. Toggweiler 243 Stability and Variability of the Thermohaline Circulation in the Past and Future: A Study With a Coupled Model of Intermediate Complexity Andrey Ganopolski and Stefan Rahmstorf 261 The Future of the Thermohaline Circulation - A Perspective Thomas E Stocker, Reto Knutti, and Gian-Kasper Plattner 277
Dan Seidov and Bernd J. Haupt are the authors of The Oceans and Rapid Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future, published by Wiley.