Mid-Pleistocene revolution and the ‘eccentricity myth’

  title={Mid-Pleistocene revolution and the ‘eccentricity myth’},
  author={M. Maslin and A. Ridgwell},
  journal={Geological Society, London, Special Publications},
  pages={19 - 34}
Abstract The mid-Pleistocene revolution (MPR) is the term used to describe the transition between 41 ka and 100 ka glacial-interglacial cycles which occurred about one million years ago. Despite eccentricity having by far the weakest influence on insolation received at the Earth’s surface of any of the orbital parameters, it is often assumed to be the primary driver of the post-MPR 100 ka climate cycles. The traditional solution to this is to call for a highly nonlinear response by the global… Expand
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