Climate Change 2021—The Physical Science Basis
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body responsible for assessing the science related to climate change. The Sixth Report from IPCC Working Group 1 published…
Abrupt changes in the Asian southwest monsoon during the Holocene and their links to the North Atlantic Ocean
A continuous record of centennial-scale monsoon variability throughout the Holocene from rapidly accumulating and minimally bioturbated sediments in the anoxic Arabian Sea is presented, suggesting that the link between North Atlantic climate and the Asian monsoon is a persistent aspect of global climate.
Holocene changes in eastern tropical Pacific climate inferred from a Galápagos lake sediment record
Simulating Arctic Climate Warmth and Icefield Retreat in the Last Interglaciation
- B. Otto‐Bliesner, S. Marshall, J. Overpeck, G. Miller, A. Hu
- Environmental Science, GeographyScience
- 24 March 2006
The authors' simulated climate matches paleoclimatic observations of past warming, and the combination of physically based climate and ice-sheet modeling with ice-core constraints indicate that the Greenland Ice Sheet and other circum-Arctic ice fields likely contributed 2.2 to 3.4 meters of sea-level rise during the Last Interglaciation.
The southwest Indian Monsoon over the last 18 000 years
Previously published results suggest that the strength of the SW Indian Monsoon can vary significantly on century- to millenium time scales, an observation that has important implications for…
Rapid climate changes in the tropical Atlantic region during the last deglaciation
THE climate system is capable of changing abruptly from one stable mode to another1–3. Rapid climate oscillations—in particular the Younger Dryas cold period during the last deglaciation—have long…
Arctic Environmental Change of the Last Four Centuries
A compilation of paleoclimate records from lake sediments, trees, glaciers, and marine sediments provides a view of circum-Arctic environmental variability over the last 400 years. From 1840 to the…
Recent Warming Reverses Long-Term Arctic Cooling
A synthesis of decadally resolved proxy temperature records from poleward of 60°N covering the past 2000 years indicates that a pervasive cooling in progress 2000 years ago continued through the Middle Ages and into the Little Ice Age.
Increase in the Asian Southwest Monsoon During the Past Four Centuries
The monsoon winds for the past 1000 years using fossil Globigerina bulloides abundance in box cores from the Arabian Sea are reconstructed and found that monsoon wind strength increased during the past four centuries as the Northern Hemisphere warmed.