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Variations in the Earth's Orbit: Pacemaker of the Ice Ages
It is concluded that changes in the earth's orbital geometry are the fundamental cause of the succession of Quaternary ice ages and a model of future climate based on the observed orbital-climate relationships, but ignoring anthropogenic effects, predicts that the long-term trend over the next sevem thousand years is toward extensive Northern Hemisphere glaciation. Expand
On the Structure and Origin of Major Glaciation Cycles .2. the 100,000-year Cycle
Climate over the past million years has been dominated by glaciation cycles with periods near 23,000, 41,000, and 100,000 years. In a linear version of the Milankovitch theory, the two shorter cyclesExpand
On the Structure and Origin of Major Glaciation Cycles 1. Linear Responses to Milankovitch Forcing
Time series of ocean properties provide a measure of global ice volume and monitor key features of the wind-driven and density-driven circulations over the past 400,000 years. Cycles with periodsExpand
Modeling the Climatic Response to Orbital Variations
This article summarizes how the theory has evolved since the pioneer studies of James Croll and Milutin Milankovitch, reviews recent evidence that supports the theory, and argues that a major opportunity is at hand to investigate the physical mechanisms by which the climate system responds to orbital forcing. Expand
Diffusion of directed polymers in a random environment
We consider a system of random walks or directed polymers interacting weakly with an environment which is random in space and time. In spatial dimensionsd>2, we establish that the behavior isExpand
On Many-Body Localization for Quantum Spin Chains
For a one-dimensional spin chain with random local interactions, we prove that many-body localization follows from a physically reasonable assumption that limits the amount of level attraction in theExpand
A high-resolution late Quaternary upwelling record from the anoxic Cariaco Basin, Venezuela
Results are presented of a high-resolution study of the planktonic foraminiferal faunas from two piston cores recovered from the Cariaco Basin in the southern Caribbean Sea. The Cariaco Basin is aExpand
Ice Ages: Solving the Mystery
Preface List of Illustrations Prologue: The Forgotten Ice Age Part I: Ice Age Discovered 1. Louis Agassiz and the Glacial Theory 2. The Triumph of the Glacial Theory 3. Exploring the Ice-Age WorldExpand
Oxygen and carbon isotope record of East Pacific core V19-30: implications for the formation of deep water in the late Pleistocene North Atlantic
Abstract A detailed oxygen and carbon isotope record has been obtained from benthic Foraminifera in core V19-30 from the Carnegie Ridge on the south side of the Panama Basin. Expressing these recordsExpand