The Atmosphere During the Younger Dryas

  title={The Atmosphere During the Younger Dryas},
  author={Paul Andrew Mayewski and L. David Meeker and Sallie I. Whitlow and Mark S. Twickler and M. C. Morrison and Richard B. Alley and Peter R. Bloomfield and Kendrick C. Taylor},
  pages={195 - 197}
One of the most dramatic climate change events observed in marine and ice core records is the Younger Dryas, a return to near-glacial conditions that punctuated the last deglaciation. High-resolution, continuous glaciochemical records, newly retrieved from central Greenland, record the chemical composition of the arctic atmosphere at this time. This record shows that both the onset and the termination of the Younger Dryas occurred within 10 to 20 years and that massive, frequent, and short-term… 

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