A 17,000-year glacio-eustatic sea level record: influence of glacial melting rates on the Younger Dryas event and deep-ocean circulation

@article{Fairbanks1989A1G,
  title={A 17,000-year glacio-eustatic sea level record: influence of glacial melting rates on the Younger Dryas event and deep-ocean circulation},
  author={Richard G. Fairbanks},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1989},
  volume={342},
  pages={637-642}
}
  • R. Fairbanks
  • Published 1 December 1989
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Nature
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