Abrupt increase in Greenland snow accumulation at the end of the Younger Dryas event

@article{Alley1993AbruptII,
  title={Abrupt increase in Greenland snow accumulation at the end of the Younger Dryas event},
  author={Richard B. Alley and Debra A. Meese and Christopher A. Shuman and Anthony J. Gow and Kendrick C. Taylor and Pieter M. Grootes and J. W. C. White and Michael Ram and Edwin D. Waddington and Paul A. Mayewski and Gregory A. Zielinski},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1993},
  volume={362},
  pages={527-529}
}
THE warming at the end of the last glaciation was characterized by a series of abrupt returns to glacial climate, the best-known of which is the Younger Dryas event1. Despite much study of the causes of this event and the mechanisms by which it ended, many questions remain unresolved1. Oxygen isotope data from Greenland ice cores2–4 suggest that the Younger Dryas ended abruptly, over a period of about 50 years; dust concentrations2,4 in these cores show an even more rapid transition (≲20 years… 
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[1] High-resolution studies of variations in the elemental and stable carbon- and nitrogen-isotope composition of organic matter in cores from Lakes Malawi, Tanganyika, and Bosumtwi (tropical Africa)
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