Evolution of Ocean Temperature and Ice Volume Through the Mid-Pleistocene Climate Transition

@article{Elderfield2012EvolutionOO,
  title={Evolution of Ocean Temperature and Ice Volume Through the Mid-Pleistocene Climate Transition},
  author={Henry Elderfield and Paolo Ferretti and Mervyn Greaves and S. Crowhurst and I. Nick McCave and David A. Hodell and Alexander M. Piotrowski},
  journal={Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={337},
  pages={704 - 709}
}
Cycling Down The Mid-Pleistocene Transition, which lasted from approximately 1.25 million to 700 thousand years ago, was a period during which the dominant periodicity of Earth's climate cycles inexplicably changed from 41 thousand to 100 thousand years. This change is clearly apparent in the oxygen isotopic composition of many calcifying marine organisms, but changes in both ice volume and temperature affect the signal, and so exactly what the signal means has remained unclear. Elderfield et… 

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