Simulated influences of Lake Agassiz on the climate of central North America 11,000 years ago

  title={Simulated influences of Lake Agassiz on the climate of central North America 11,000 years ago},
  author={Steven W. Hostetler and Patrick J. Bartlein and Peter U. Clark and Eric E. Small and Allen M. Solomon},
Eleven thousand years ago, large lakes existed in central and eastern North America along the margin of the Laurentide Ice Sheet. The large-scale North American climate at this time has been simulated with atmospheric general circulation models, but these relatively coarse global models do not resolve potentially important features of the mesoscale circulation that arise from interactions among the atmosphere, ice sheet, and proglacial lakes. Here we present simulations of the climate of… Expand
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