Arctic freshwater forcing of the Younger Dryas cold reversal

  title={Arctic freshwater forcing of the Younger Dryas cold reversal},
  author={L. Tarasov and W. Peltier},
  • L. Tarasov, W. Peltier
  • Published 2005
  • Geology, Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The last deglaciation was abruptly interrupted by a millennial-scale reversal to glacial conditions, the Younger Dryas cold event. This cold interval has been connected to a decrease in the rate of North Atlantic Deep Water formation and to a resulting weakening of the meridional overturning circulation owing to surface water freshening. In contrast, an earlier input of fresh water (meltwater pulse 1a), whose origin is disputed, apparently did not lead to a reduction of the meridional… CONTINUE READING
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