The 8 . 2 ka event : Abrupt transition of the subpolar gyre toward a modern North Atlantic circulation

@inproceedings{Born2010The8,
  title={The 8 . 2 ka event : Abrupt transition of the subpolar gyre toward a modern North Atlantic circulation},
  author={Andreas Born and Anders Levermann},
  year={2010}
}
[1] Climate model simulations of the 8.2 ka event show an abrupt strengthening of the Atlantic subpolar gyre that allows us to connect two major but apparently contradictory climate events of the early Holocene: the freshwater outburst from proglacial lakes and the onset of Labrador Sea water formation. The 8.2 ka event is the largest climatic signal of our present interglacial with a widespread cooling in the North Atlantic region about 8200 years before present. It coincides with a meltwater… CONTINUE READING

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