[MIS08-P18] Changes in oceanic carbon and oxygen cycle during Heinrich event
Keywords:Ocean carbon cycle, dissolved oxygen, Ocean iron cycle, Heinrich event
In this study, we investigate the response of atmospheric CO2 to changes in ocean circulation and dust-bone iron supply using numerical models. In associate with the AMOC weakening from 26 Sv to 6 Sv, the atmospheric CO2 decreases by 2 ppm over 1000 years. Combining AMOC weakening and decrease in dust-bone iron supply, the atmospheric CO2 increases more than 10 ppm. Reduction in export production associated with dwindling iron supply in the Southern Ocean release carbon from the deep sea, contributing to the increase in the atmospheric CO2. Reduction in export production simultaneously increases dissolved oxygen in the Antarctic Bottomo Water, which is consistent with proxy records. Our results show the significant contribution of changes in dust-bone iron supply to the millennial CO2 change in the glacial periods.