Centennial-scale climate cooling with a sudden cold event around 8,200 years ago

  title={Centennial-scale climate cooling with a sudden cold event around 8,200 years ago},
  author={E. Rohling and H. P{\"a}like},
The extent of climate variability during the current interglacial period, the Holocene, is still debated. Temperature records derived from central Greenland ice cores show one significant temperature anomaly between 8,200 and 8,100 years ago, which is often attributed to a meltwater outflow into the North Atlantic Ocean and a slowdown of North Atlantic Deep Water formation—this anomaly provides an opportunity to study such processes with relevance to present-day freshening of the North Atlantic… Expand
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