Glacial climate instability in the Northeast Pacific Ocean

  title={Glacial climate instability in the Northeast Pacific Ocean},
  author={Robert C. Thunell and P. Graham Mortyn},
RECENT climate records from Greenland ice cores1,2 and North Atlantic sediments3á¤-5 have challenged the long-held notion that Pleistocene climate fluctuates between two relatively stable states (glacials and interglacials). It has been appreciated for some time that the transitions from one state to another are not smooth6, but the new records indicate that the glacial and interglacial periods themselves appear to be punctuated by significant climate variability—several short interstadial… CONTINUE READING