Identification of Younger Dryas outburst flood path from Lake Agassiz to the Arctic Ocean

  title={Identification of Younger Dryas outburst flood path from Lake Agassiz to the Arctic Ocean},
  author={Julian B. Murton and Mark D. Bateman and S. R. Dallimore and James T. Teller and Zhirong Yang},
The melting Laurentide Ice Sheet discharged thousands of cubic kilometres of fresh water each year into surrounding oceans, at times suppressing the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation and triggering abrupt climate change. Understanding the physical mechanisms leading to events such as the Younger Dryas cold interval requires identification of the paths and timing of the freshwater discharges. Although Broecker et al. hypothesized in 1989 that an outburst from glacial Lake Agassiz… 
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