Geology & Geophysics Department
Contact Information: Mailing Address:
Fax: +1 508 457 2187 Mailstop 23
email@example.com Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Work: 508 289 2681 Clark 117 Woods Hole, MA 02543
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.
Led by JP student Alice Alpert - congrats Alice!!!
Alpert, A. E., A. L. Cohen, D. W. Oppo, T. M. DeCarlo, J. M. Gove, and C. W. Young (2016), Comparison of equatorial Pacific sea surface variability and trends with Sr/Ca records from multiple corals. Paleoceanography, 30, doi: 10.1002/2015PA002897
Oppo, D. W., W. B. Curry, and J. F. McManus, What do benthic δ13C and δ18O data tell us about Atlantic circulation during Heinrich Stadial 1?, Paleoceanography, 30, doi:10.1002/2014PA002667, 2015.
Recent publications lead by former post-docs and students:
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)
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
New publication lead by my colleagues:
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
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