Opening of glacial Lake Agassiz’s eastern outlets by the start of the Younger Dryas cold period

  title={Opening of glacial Lake Agassiz’s eastern outlets by the start of the Younger Dryas cold period},
  author={David J. Leydet and David J. Leydet and Anders E. Carlson and James T. Teller and Andy J. Breckenridge and Aaron C M Barth and Aaron C M Barth and David J. Ullman and David J. Ullman and Gaylen Sinclair and Glenn A. Milne and Joshua K. Cuzzone and Marc W. Caffee},
The Younger Dryas (12.9 ± 0.1 to 11.7 ± 0.1 ka) was a return to cold conditions in the Northern Hemisphere during the last deglaciation. This climatic event was hypothesized to have been caused by a change in glacial Lake Agassiz (north-central North America) overflow from its routing to the Gulf of Mexico to an easterly route to the North Atlantic due to Laurentide ice-sheet retreat from the Lake Superior basin, which caused a reduction in Atlantic meridional overturning circulation… 

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