Freshwater outbursts to the oceans from glacial Lake Agassiz and their role in climate change during the last deglaciation

Lake Agassiz was the largest lake in North America during the last deglaciation. As the Laurentide Ice Sheet (LIS) retreated, large volumes of water stored in this proglacial lake were episodically released into the oceans. These waters were variably routed to the Gulf of Mexico, Arctic Ocean, North Atlantic Ocean, and Hudson Bay. During this period, the… CONTINUE READING