Response to Comment on "A 12-million-year temperature history of the tropical Pacific Ocean". Academic Article uri icon


  • Contrary to our conclusions, Ravelo et al. argue that our TEX86-based sea surface temperature (SST) records do not conflict with the supposition of "permanent El Nio-like" conditions during the early Pliocene. We show that the way Ravelo et al. treat the existing temperature data perpetuates an inaccurate impression of cooler Pacific warm-pool SSTs and low equatorial temperature gradients in the past.

published proceedings

  • Science

altmetric score

  • 0.75

author list (cited authors)

  • Zhang, Y. G., Pagani, M., & Liu, Z.

citation count

  • 7

complete list of authors

  • Zhang, Yi Ge||Pagani, Mark||Liu, Zhonghui

publication date

  • December 2014