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Evolution of sea‐surface conditions on the northwestern Greenland margin during the Holocene


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Caron, Myriam, Rochon, André, Montero-Serrano, Jean-Carlos ORCID logoORCID: et St-Onge, Guillaume ORCID logoORCID: (2019). Evolution of sea‐surface conditions on the northwestern Greenland margin during the Holocene. Journal of Quaternary Science, 34 (7). pp. 569-580.

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Reconstructions of sea‐surface conditions during the Holocene were achieved on two sediment cores from the northwest Greenland margin (AMD14‐204) and Kane Basin (AMD14‐Kane2B) based on dinoflagellate cyst assemblages. On the northwest Greenland margin, sea‐surface conditions were cold with an extended sea ice cover prior to 7750 cal a bp associated with the end of the deglaciation. A major change occurred around ca. 7750 cal a bp with enhanced influence of warmer water from the West Greenland Current, and optimal sea‐surface conditions were observed around 6000 cal a bp. After 3350 cal a bp, results reflect the establishment of the modern assemblages. In the Kane Basin, sea‐surface conditions were not favourable for dinocyst productivity prior to 7880 cal a bp, as the basin was still largely covered by ice. The presence of warmer water is recorded between 7880 and 7200 cal a bp and the highest primary productivity between 5200 and 2100 cal a bp, but sea‐surface conditions remained cold with an extended sea ice cover throughout the Holocene. Overall, the results from this study revealed the strong influence of meltwater discharges and oceanic current variability on the sea‐surface conditions. -- Keywords : Baffin Bay ; dinoflagellate cysts ; Kane Basin ; Melville Bay ; sea‐surface conditions.

Type de document : Article
Validation par les pairs : Oui
Mots-clés : Mer Baffin Baie Melville Bassin Kane Condition Environnement Surface Holocene Kyste Dinoflagelle
Version du document déposé : Post-print (version corrigée et acceptée)
Départements et unités départementales : Institut des sciences de la mer de Rimouski (ISMER)
Déposé par : DIUQAR UQAR
Date de dépôt : 03 nov. 2020 18:45
Dernière modification : 05 oct. 2023 14:23

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