CL Climate: Past, Present & Future
The 2019 Outstanding Student Poster and PICO (OSPP) Award is awarded to Aline Mega for the poster/PICO entitled:
Highly variable surface-water conditions off southern Portugal during mid-Pleistocene Marine Isotope Stages 20 to 26 (790 – 970 ky) (Mega, A.; Salgueiro, E.; Voelker, A. H. L.)
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Oceanographer Aline Mega is a visiting researcher in the Marine Geology and Georesources division of the Portuguese Institute for the Sea and Atmosphere (IPMA; Lisbon), working under the supervision of Dr. Antje Voelker towards her PhD degree. Her research focuses on the surface-water variations during the Early-to-Middle Pleistocene Transition (EMPT). The awarded poster at the EGU conference (2019) describes high-resolution planktonic foraminifera fauna and sea surface temperature data from IODP Site U1387 (Gulf of Cadiz, NE Atlantic) during the EMPT. These analyses reveal dominantly subtropical gyre influence interrupted by incursions of subpolar waters when the North Atlantic’s subarctic front moved to its southernmost position during glacial periods.