PC008:
Placing the North Pacific in a Global Climate Framework


Session ID#: 28267

Session Description:
The North Pacific has proven a difficult place from which to generate high quality paleo-environmental reconstructions, related to (among other factors) a shallow carbonate compensation depth in the marine environment, a dearth of surviving proximal ice sheets, and challenging weather. As such, in spite of its importance to modern climate dynamics of the northern hemisphere, the role of the North Pacific in global climate over longer periods remains uncertain relative to its North Atlantic and Southern Ocean counterparts. Recent advances in proxy development and chronostratigraphic techniques, when coupled with high-resolution sedimentary archives, facilitate the first steps towards placing the variability of the North Pacific basin into a well-constrained global framework. We broadly solicit contributions of diverse paleoclimate records from the North Pacific, including but not limited to temperature, precipitation, circulation, and/or marginal ice sheet behavior. We also encourage submissions of data reviews and modeling results that evaluate temporal and behavioral relationships between the North Pacific and other regions. Studies that explore phase relationships and possible teleconnection mechanisms with the Atlantic and Southern Oceans are particularly welcome, with an eye to lessons applicable to future climate.
Primary Chair:  Maureen H Walczak, Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States
Co-chairs:  Summer Kate Praetorius, USGS, Menlo Park, CA, United States and Sarah E Myhre, University of Washington, Future of Ice Initiative and the School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States
Index Terms:

4901 Abrupt/rapid climate change [PALEOCEANOGRAPHY]
4999 General or miscellaneous [PALEOCEANOGRAPHY]
9355 Pacific Ocean [GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION]
Cross-Topics:
  • HE - High Latitude Environments
  • MG - Marine Geology and Sedimentology
  • OM - Ocean Modeling
  • RS - Regional Studies

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Tamara Pico, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States, Jerry X Mitrovica, Harvard University, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States and Alan Mix, Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States
Jianghui Du1, Brian A Haley1, Alan Mix1, Maureen H Walczak1 and Summer Kate Praetorius2, (1)Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)USGS, Menlo Park, CA, United States
Iris S. Romo, Portland State University, Department of Geology, Portland, OR, United States, Cristina Lopes, Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera, Lisboa, Portugal, Alan Mix, Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States, Maureen Walczak, Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, Corvallis, OR, United States and Summer Kate Praetorius, Carnegie Institution for Science Stanford, Stanford, CA, United States
Marisa Julia Borreggine, University of Washington Seattle Campus, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States and Sarah E Myhre, University of Washington, Future of Ice Initiative and the School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States
Claire Cecelia McKinley1, Deborah Jane Thomas2 and Rachel Scudder2, (1)Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States, (2)Texas A & M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States
Cristina Lopes, Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera, Lisboa, Portugal and Alan C Mix, CEOAS, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States
Xun Gong, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany, Gerrit Lohmann, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research, Bremerhaven, Germany and Lester Lembke-Jene, AWI, Bremerhaven, Germany
Alan D Wanamaker1, Caroline Ummenhofer2, Shelly Griffin1, Nina Whitney3, Bryan Black4, Douglas Introne5 and Karl J Kreutz6, (1)Iowa State University, Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Ames, IA, United States, (2)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (3)Iowa State University, Ames, IA, United States, (4)University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, United States, (5)Univ Maine, Orono, ME, United States, (6)University of Maine, School of Earth and Climate Sciences, Orono, ME, United States
Michael Toomey1, Lloyd D Keigwin2, Jeffrey P Donnelly2, Steven Lund3, Jessica R Rodysill1 and Jessica E Tierney4, (1)USGS Headquarters, Reston, VA, United States, (2)WHOI, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (3)University of Southern California, Department of Earth Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States, (4)University of Arizona, Geosciences, Tucson, AZ, United States
Dorothy K Pak, University of California Santa Barbara, Marine Science Institute, Santa Barbara, CA, United States, Ingrid L Hendy, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Ann Arbor, MI, United States and Arndt Schimmelmann, Indiana University Bloomington, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Bloomington, IN, United States
Sharon Sharon, Texas A&M University College Station, Geology & Geophysics, College Station, TX, United States, Christina L Belanger, Texas A&M University, Geology & Geophysics, College Station, TX, United States, Jianghui Du, Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States and Alan C Mix, CEOAS, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States
Ben Taylor1, James William Buchanan Rae2, William Robert Gray2, Kate Darling3, Patrizia Ziveri4, Rainer Gersonde5, Andrea Abelmann6, Edith Maier6, Oliver Esper7 and Andrea Burke1, (1)University of St Andrews, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, St Andrews, United Kingdom, (2)University of St Andrews, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, St Andrews, KY16, United Kingdom, (3)University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, (4)ICREA, Barcelona, Spain, (5)AWI Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany, (6)Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany, (7)Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Marine Geology, 27568 Bremerhaven, Germany
Nicholas Lavoie1, Paul Walczak2, Maureen Walczak3, Joseph S Stoner4, Brian Stillie5, Brendan T Reilly6, Summer Kate Praetorius7, Anna Glueder1, Heather Dawn Bervid8, Jianghui Du4, Ben Freiberg5, Tamara Pico9, Iris S. Romo10, Angelica Robles11, Alyson Churchill12 and Coquille Rex5, (1)Oregon State University, CEOAS, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)CEOAS, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (3)Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, Corvallis, OR, United States, (4)Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States, (5)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (6)COAS, Corvallis, OR, United States, (7)Carnegie Institution for Science Stanford, Stanford, CA, United States, (8)Oregon State University, Geology, CEOAS, Corvallis, OR, United States, (9)Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States, (10)Portland State University, Department of Geology, Portland, OR, United States, (11)University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras Campus, Environmental Sciences Department, San Juan, PR, United States, (12)Colby College, Waterville, ME, United States
William Robert Gray1, Ben Taylor2, James William Buchanan Rae1, Amelia Shevenell3, Robert Christopher Wills4, Andrea Burke5, Gavin L Foster6, Caroline H Lear7 and Rhian Laura Rees-Owen2, (1)University of St Andrews, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, St Andrews, KY16, United Kingdom, (2)University of St Andrews, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, St Andrews, United Kingdom, (3)University of South Florida, Tampa, FL, United States, (4)University of Washington, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States, (5)University of St. Andrews, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, St. Andrews, United Kingdom, (6)University of Southampton, Ocean and Earth Science, Southampton, United Kingdom, (7)Cardiff University, School of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Cardiff, United Kingdom
Sarah E Myhre1, Marisa Julia Borreggine2 and Curtis A. Deutsch2, (1)University of Washington Seattle, Seattle, WA, UNITED STATES, (2)University of Washington Seattle Campus, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States
Angelica Robles, University of Puerto Rico Río Piedras Campus, Environmental Sciences Department, San Juan, PR, United States, Joseph Stephen Stoner, Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States and Maureen H Walczak, Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States
Karla P Knudson1,2, Ana Christina Ravelo3, Ivano W Aiello4, Michelle Kim Drake2, Christina P Knudson5, Tatsuhiko Sakamoto6 and Steven L Goldstein1, (1)Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States, (2)University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (3)University of California Santa Cruz, Ocean Sciences, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (4)California State University Monterey Bay, Seaside, CA, United States, (5)University of St. Thomas, Statistics Department, St. Paul, MN, United States, (6)Mie University, Graduate School and Faculty of Bioresources, Japan
Maureen H Walczak1,2, Alan C Mix1, Stewart Fallon3, Summer Kate Praetorius4, Ellen A Cowan5, Jianghui Du1, Tim Hobern2, June Padman1, L Keith Fifield2, Joseph Stephen Stoner6 and Brian A Haley1, (1)Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, (3)The Australian National University, Acton, Australia, (4)Carnegie Institution for Science Stanford, Stanford, CA, United States, (5)Appalachian State University, Geology, Boone, NC, United States, (6)Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States