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Delia Oppo
Delia Oppo
Senior Scientist
Geology & Geophysics Department

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Work: 508 289 2681                               Clark 117 Woods Hole, MA 02543

Research Interests

I study past variability of ocean circulation and the climatic impacts of those changes. My projects include reconstructing ocean circulation during the last Ice Age, during abrupt climate events that occurred as the large Ice Age continental ice sheets collapsed, and during the last 10,000 years in the absence of large ice sheets. With my many collaborators, I also research how these ocean circulation changes and other factors influence tropical rainfall and vegetation.

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.

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

Other Recent Publications

Rosenthal, Y., BK Linsley, Oppo, DW, Pacific Ocean Heat Content during the past 10,000 years, Science, 342 617-621, 2013.

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

Oppo, D. W. & Curry, W. B. Deep Atlantic Circulation During the Last Glacial Maximum and Deglaciation. Nature Education Knowledge 3(4):1, 2012.

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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