Author ' s personal copy QR Forum The Younger Dryas and the Sea of Ancient Ice

  title={Author ' s personal copy QR Forum The Younger Dryas and the Sea of Ancient Ice},
  author={Raymond S. Bradley and John H. England},
We propose that prior to the Younger Dryas period, the Arctic Ocean supported extremely thick multi-year fast ice overlain by superimposed ice and firn. We re-introduce the historical term paleocrystic ice to describe this. The ice was independent of continental (glacier) ice and formed a massive floating body trapped within the almost closed Arctic Basin, when sea-level was lower during the last glacial maximum. As sea-level rose and the Barents Sea Shelf became deglaciated, the volume of warm… CONTINUE READING
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