Early Reactivation of European Rivers During the Last Deglaciation

@article{Mnot2006EarlyRO,
  title={Early Reactivation of European Rivers During the Last Deglaciation},
  author={Guillemette M{\'e}not and Edouard Bard and Frauke Rostek and Johan W H Weijers and E C Hopmans and Stefan Schouten and Jaap S. Sinninghe Damst{\'e}},
  journal={Science},
  year={2006},
  volume={313},
  pages={1623 - 1625}
}
During the Last Glacial Maximum, the sea-level lowstand combined with the large extent of the Fennoscandian and British ice sheets led to the funneling of European continental runoff, resulting in the largest river system that ever drained the European continent. Here, we show an abrupt and early reactivation of the European hydrological cycle at the onset of the last deglaciation, leading to intense discharge of the Channel River into the Bay of Biscay. This freshwater influx, probably… 

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