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Originally published in Russian in 2006, this is the first English translation of this important book on paleoceanography and paleoclimatology. Its initial publication was followed by a surge of interest in this subject prompting the author to revise and translate her original work. In The Global Thermohaline Paleocirculation, she successfully summarizes her own research over recent years and compiles an overview of up-to-date knowledge on past ocean circulation.
Comprehensive investigation of hundreds of international publications and her own results, convinced the author that the global thermohaline circulation controls the remote teleconnections on millennial-scale and partly on centennial-scale, while short-term climate signals are mainly transferred by the atmosphere.
This revised and extended English edition provides the latest unpublished data, new figures and modeling results. The extensive reference list contains more than 800 publications and 140 new references.
Chapter 1. The global thermohaline circulation and the main stages of its development during the Cenozoic
Chapter 2. Methods and proxies of paleoceanographic reconstruction
Chapter 3. Variability of the meridional overturning circulation and paleoceanographic events in the North Atlantic during the last climatic cycle
Chapter 4. Influence of the global thermohaline circulation on paleoceanographic events in the Eurasian Arctic seas
Chapter 5. Paleoceanography of the northern Indian Ocean: linkages to monsoon and global thermohaline paleocirculation
Chapter 6. Influence of the thermohaline circulation on paleoceanographic events in the South China Sea
Chapter 7. The role of thermohaline circulation in global teleconnections
Elena Ivanova is a member of Russian Paleontological Society and of the American Geophysical Union and a Russian representative in IMAGES (The International Marine Core Study) Program. Her book is based on her Habilitation Thesis defended at Shirshov Institute of Oceanology in 2003. She collected the material for her book during 10 marine cruises including the IMAGES MONA cruise, and Russian-Norwegian cruise in the Barents Sea in 2004 where Elena Ivanova was a Chief Scientist. She also worked as a visiting scientist at eight institutes outside of Russia.