We cordially invite you to submit a paper to our “Research Topic” in Frontiers in Earth Science. For this special issue, we aim to compile a collection of articles devoted to the topic “Paleoceanographic Conditions in High Northern Latitudes during Quaternary Interglaciations” (see abstract below). We expect our “Research Topic” to include papers based on various sedimentological, faunal and (organic) geochemical methods. Please note that the journal is willing to assist with removing any barrier to publishing and has developed solutions regarding publishing fees, including numerous institutional agreements that cover the publishing costs, as well as waivers for those without funding. For more information on these solutions, please click here: https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/7003/paleoceanographic-conditions-in-high-northern-latitudes-during-quaternary-interglaciations
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How to proceed with submitting a paper?
Please notify us vie email ([hidden email]) about your intention to write a paper for our “Research Topic”;
Submit your abstract before 01.02.2018 through the “Research Topic” web page Paleoceanographic Conditions in High Northern Latitudes during Quaternary Interglaciations;
Submit your paper before 28.07.2018 through the “Research Topic” web page Paleoceanographic Conditions in High Northern Latitudes during Quaternary Interglaciations.
With best regards,
Current climate warming is dramatically amplified in high latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere, notably through sea-ice retreat and melting of the Greenland ice sheet. These processes, in turn, trigger feedback mechanisms affecting ocean temperature and circulation. These oceanographic mechanisms and interactions with sea ice, the atmosphere and adjacent land areas need to be investigated in order to understand the extent and further development of the ongoing climate change.
Paleoceanographic reconstructions of past interglacial periods in high northern latitudes can provide useful insights and scenarios for future climate prediction. However, such reconstructions in subpolar and polar environments involve multiple challenges due to a strong influence of melt water, quantifying temperature calibrations, restricted species’ compositions in many biological groups, and others. Significant recent advances in developing new paleoceanographic methods (especially in the field of geochemistry and biogeochemistry) and elaborating existing methods allow for evaluation of past changes in seasonal sea-ice extent, salinity, and ocean circulation. Paleo-temperature estimations of surface, subsurface and bottom waters also have been considerably improved.
In this Research Topic, we welcome contributions exploring oceanic environments in high northern latitudes during the pronounced Quaternary interglacial periods, especially Marine Isotope Stages 11, 9, 5e, and 1, by means of various paleoceanographical methods, from paleontological to biogeochemical. Suborbital and millennial-scale reconstructions of oceanic conditions and circulation are especially encouraged.
Dr. Evgenia S. Kandiano
Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel
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