Forcing of the cold event of 8,200 years ago by catastrophic drainage of Laurentide lakes

  title={Forcing of the cold event of 8,200 years ago by catastrophic drainage of Laurentide lakes},
  author={D. Barber and A. Dyke and C. Hillaire‐Marcel and A. Jennings and J. Andrews and M. Kerwin and G. Bilodeau and R. McNeely and J. Southon and M. D. Morehead and Jonathan Gagnon},
The sensitivity of oceanic thermohaline circulation to freshwater perturbations is a critical issue for understanding abrupt climate change. Abrupt climate fluctuations that occurred during both Holocene and Late Pleistocene times have been linked to changes in ocean circulation, but their causes remain uncertain. One of the largest such events in the Holocene occurred between 8,400 and 8,000 calendar years ago,, (7,650–7,200 14C years ago), when the temperature dropped by 4–8 °C in central… Expand

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