Insolation-driven 100,000-year glacial cycles and hysteresis of ice-sheet volume

  title={Insolation-driven 100,000-year glacial cycles and hysteresis of ice-sheet volume},
  author={Ayako Abe‐Ouchi and Fuyuki Saito and Kenji Kawamura and Maureen E. Raymo and Jun’ichi Okuno and Kunio T. Takahashi and Heinz Blatter},
The growth and reduction of Northern Hemisphere ice sheets over the past million years is dominated by an approximately 100,000-year periodicity and a sawtooth pattern (gradual growth and fast termination). Milankovitch theory proposes that summer insolation at high northern latitudes drives the glacial cycles, and statistical tests have demonstrated that the glacial cycles are indeed linked to eccentricity, obliquity and precession cycles. Yet insolation alone cannot explain the strong 100,000… 
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