Paleoceanography is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published by the American Geophysical Union. It covers the history of the ocean and its plant and animal life. Paleoceanography accepts articles that reconstruct past conditions and processes recorded in sediments deposited in water. The main focus is on marine sediments, but also extends to sediments from freshwater environments. The past is reconstructed using sedimentology, geochemistry, paleontology, oceanography, geophysics, and modeling. Contributions are global and regional in scope and cover all ages, Precambrian to Quaternary, including modern analogs. Paleoceanography is abstracted and indexed by GEOBASE, GeoRef, Scopus, PubMed, Web of Science, and several CSA indexes. According to the Journal Citation Reports, the journal has a 2010 impact factor of 4.030, ranking it first out of 48 journals in the category "Paleontology", 8th among 165 journals in the category "Geosciences, Multidisciplinary", and 3rd out of 59 journals in the category "Oceanography".
The last ice age
A team of scientists has discovered that a giant 'burp' of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the North Pacific Ocean helped trigger the end of last ice age, around 17,000 years ago.
Modern ocean acidification is outpacing ancient upheaval, study suggests
Some 56 million years ago, a massive pulse of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere sent global temperatures soaring. In the oceans, carbonate sediments dissolved, some organisms went extinct and others evolved.
New high-resolution record of middle to late Miocene climate evolution
After the fairly warm Miocene climate optimum about 17-15 million years ago, Earth's climate began to cool. Holbourn et al. present a new high-resolution record of climate evolution over the middle to late Miocene from 12.9 ...
A selective approach to draw data from altered foraminifera shells
A sudden surge in the concentration of carbon dioxide in the air and the ocean 56 million years ago may have triggered the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum (PETM), a period of rapid and dramatic warming. In conjunction with ...
Shifts of the Subtropical Shelf Front controlled by atmospheric variations
In the western South Atlantic, off the coast of South America, a band of cold, fresh, nutrient-rich Sub-Antarctic Shelf Water (SASW) meets warm, salty, nutrient-poor Subtropical Shelf Water (STSW) to form the Subtropical ...