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Delia Oppo
Delia Oppo
Senior Scientist
Paleoceanographer
Geology & Geophysics Department

Contact Information:                            Mailing Address:
Fax: +1 508 457 2187                             Mailstop 23
doppo@whoi.edu                                   Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Work: 508 289 2681                               Clark 117 Woods Hole, MA 02543

Research Interests

I study past climate change, with an emphasis on the role of the oceans. I work on deepwater variability during the Holocene and deglaciation, deepwater geometry of the last glacial maximum, interglacial climates, and past climate and oceanography of the Indo-Pacific region, with an emphasis on the Holocene.  I'm also involved in reconstructing climate changes during the last several centuries to millennia, using both corals and sediment archives.

Latest News

New publication lead by former post-doc Nathalie Dubois:

Dubois, N., D. W. Oppo, V. V. Galy, M. Mohtadi, S. van der Kaars, J E. Tierney, Y. Rosenthal, T. I. Eglinton, A. Lückge, B. K. Linsley,  Indonesian vegetation response to changes in rainfall seasonality over the past 25,000 years, Nature Geoscience, DOI: 10.1038/NGEO2182, 2014. Proof pdf (but pls see final corrected version)

New publication lead by my colleague Mahyar Mohtadi:


Mohtadi, M., M. Prange, D. W. Oppo, R. De Pol-Holz, U.Merkel, X. Zhang, S. Steinke, A. LückgeNorth Atlantic Forcing of Tropical Indian Ocean Climate, Nature, 509,76–80 2014. doi:10.1038/nature13196. Proof pdf

New open access publications lead by former student Fern Gibbons and former post-doc Kuo-Fang (Denner) Huang:

Gibbons, F.T., Oppo, D.W., Mohtadi, M., Rosenthal, Y., Cheng, J., Liu, Z., Linsley, B.K.,  2014. Deglacial δ18O and hydrologic variability in the tropical Pacific and Indian Oceans. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 387, 240–251.
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012821X13006663

Huang, K. F., D. W. Oppo, W. B. Curry, Decreased influence of Antarctic intermediate water in the tropical Atlantic during North Atlantic cold events. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 389, 200-208, 2014
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0012821X13007528

Other Recent Publications


Rosenthal, Y., BK Linsley, Oppo, DW, Pacific Ocean Heat Content during the past 10,000 years, Science, 342 617-621, 2013. http://www.sciencemag.org/content/342/6158/617.full

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hornalley, D. J. R., Blaschek, M., Davies, F. J., Praetorius, S., Oppo, D. W., McManus, J. F., Hall, I. R., Kleiven, H., Renssen, H., and McCave, I. N.: Long-term variations in Iceland–Scotland overflow strength during the Holocene, Clim. Past Discuss., 9, 1627-1656, doi:10.5194/cpd-9-1627-2013, 2013.

Huang, K.-F., J. Blusztajn, D. W. Oppo, W. B. Curry and B. Peucker-Ehrenbrink (2012) High-precision and accurate determinations of neodymium istope compositions at nanogram levels in natural materials by MC-ICP-MS,  J. Anal. At. Spectrom., 2012, DOI: 10.1039/C2JA30123G

Vásquez-Bedoya, L. F.; Cohen, A. L.; Oppo, D. W.; Blanchon, P., Corals record persistent multidecadal SST variability in the Atlantic Warm Pool since 1775 AD Paleoceanography, Vol. 27, No. 3, PA3231 http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2012PA002313

Oppo, D. W. & Curry, W. B. Deep Atlantic Circulation During the Last Glacial Maximum and Deglaciation. Nature Education Knowledge 3(4):1, 2012.  http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/deep-atlantic-circulation-during-the-last-glacial-25858002

Tierney, J. E., D. W. Oppo, A. N. LeGrande, Y. Huang, Y. Rosenthal, and B. K. Linsley, The influence of Indian Ocean atmospheric circulation on Warm Pool hydroclimate during the Holocene epoch, J. Geophys. Res., 117, D19108, doi:10.1029/2012JD018060, 2012.



 

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