Extraordinary Biomass-Burning Episode and Impact Winter Triggered by the Younger Dryas Cosmic Impact ∼12,800 Years Ago. 1. Ice Cores and Glaciers

@article{Wolbach2018ExtraordinaryBE,
  title={Extraordinary Biomass-Burning Episode and Impact Winter Triggered by the Younger Dryas Cosmic Impact ∼12,800 Years Ago. 1. Ice Cores and Glaciers},
  author={W. Wolbach and J. Ballard and P. Mayewski and V. Adedeji and T. E. Bunch and R. Firestone and Timothy A. French and G. Howard and I. Israde-Alc{\'a}ntara and J. R. Johnson and David R. Kimbel and Charles R. Kinzie and A. Kurbatov and G. Kletetschka and M. LeCompte and W. Mahaney and A. Melott and Abigail Maiorana-Boutilier and Siddhartha Mitra and C. R. Moore and W. Napier and Jennifer Parlier and K. Tankersley and B. Thomas and J. Wittke and Allen West and J. Kennett},
  journal={The Journal of Geology},
  year={2018},
  volume={126},
  pages={165 - 184}
}
  • W. Wolbach, J. Ballard, +24 authors J. Kennett
  • Published 2018
  • Geology
  • The Journal of Geology
  • The Younger Dryas boundary (YDB) cosmic-impact hypothesis is based on considerable evidence that Earth collided with fragments of a disintegrating ≥100-km-diameter comet, the remnants of which persist within the inner solar system ∼12,800 y later. Evidence suggests that the YDB cosmic impact triggered an “impact winter” and the subsequent Younger Dryas (YD) climate episode, biomass burning, late Pleistocene megafaunal extinctions, and human cultural shifts and population declines. The cosmic… CONTINUE READING
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