Rapid Cenozoic glaciation of Antarctica induced by declining atmospheric CO2

@article{DeConto2003RapidCG,
  title={Rapid Cenozoic glaciation of Antarctica induced by declining atmospheric CO2},
  author={R. DeConto and D. Pollard},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2003},
  volume={421},
  pages={245-249}
}
  • R. DeConto, D. Pollard
  • Published 2003
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The sudden, widespread glaciation of Antarctica and the associated shift towards colder temperatures at the Eocene/Oligocene boundary (∼34 million years ago) (refs 1–4) is one of the most fundamental reorganizations of global climate known in the geologic record. The glaciation of Antarctica has hitherto been thought to result from the tectonic opening of Southern Ocean gateways, which enabled the formation of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current and the subsequent thermal isolation of the… CONTINUE READING
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