Climate and atmospheric history of the past 420,000 years from the Vostok ice core, Antarctica

  title={Climate and atmospheric history of the past 420,000 years from the Vostok ice core, Antarctica},
  author={J. Petit and J. Jouzel and D. Raynaud and N. I. Barkov and J. Barnola and I. Basile and M. Bender and J. Chappellaz and M. Davis and G. Delaygue and M. Delmotte and V. Kotlyakov and M. Legrand and V. Lipenkov and C. Lorius and L. P{\'e}pin and C. Ritz and E. Saltzman and M. Stievenard},
  • J. Petit, J. Jouzel, +16 authors M. Stievenard
  • Published 1999
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Nature
  • The recent completion of drilling at Vostok station in East Antarctica has allowed the extension of the ice record of atmospheric composition and climate to the past four glacial–interglacial cycles. The succession of changes through each climate cycle and termination was similar, and atmospheric and climate properties oscillated between stable bounds. Interglacial periods differed in temporal evolution and duration. Atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and methane correlate well with… CONTINUE READING
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