Séminaire GM/LGO de Paola MOFFA-SANCHEZ (Department of Geography, Durham University, UK)

Changes in the North Atlantic over the last 2000 years:

What can we learn from paleoceanographic records?

 

The climate of the last two millennia varied on decadal to centennial timescales which had important societal impacts. The cause of this climate variability is still debated, but changes in the North Atlantic circulation and specifically in the strength of the meridional circulation have repeatedly been proposed to have played an important role. In this seminar, I will review our current knowledge on the topic with particular focus on understanding past changes in the properties of the surface North Atlantic Current.