The Role of Carbon Dioxide During the Onset of Antarctic Glaciation

@article{Pagani2011TheRO,
  title={The Role of Carbon Dioxide During the Onset of Antarctic Glaciation},
  author={M. Pagani and M. Huber and Z. Liu and S. Bohaty and J. Henderiks and W. Sijp and S. Krishnan and R. DeConto},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={334},
  pages={1261 - 1264}
}
Antarctica glaciation began soon after a large decrease in the concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide around 35 million years ago. Earth’s modern climate, characterized by polar ice sheets and large equator-to-pole temperature gradients, is rooted in environmental changes that promoted Antarctic glaciation ~33.7 million years ago. Onset of Antarctic glaciation reflects a critical tipping point for Earth’s climate and provides a framework for investigating the role of atmospheric carbon… Expand
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