A late Eemian aridity pulse in central Europe during the last glacial inception

  title={A late Eemian aridity pulse in central Europe during the last glacial inception},
  author={F. Sirocko and K. Seelos and K. Schaber and B. Rein and F. Dreher and M. Diehl and R. Lehn{\'e} and K. J{\"a}ger and M. Krbetschek and D. Degering},
Investigating the processes that led to the end of the last interglacial period is relevant for understanding how our ongoing interglacial will end, which has been a matter of much debate (see, for example, refs 1, 2). A recent ice core from Greenland demonstrates climate cooling from 122,000 years ago driven by orbitally controlled insolation, with glacial inception at 118,000 years ago. Here we present an annually resolved, layer-counted record of varve thickness, quartz grain size and pollen… Expand
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