The abrupt termination of the Younger Dryas climate event

  title={The abrupt termination of the Younger Dryas climate event},
  author={W. Dansgaard and J. White and S. Johnsen},
  • W. Dansgaard, J. White, S. Johnsen
  • Published 1989
  • Geology
  • Nature
  • PREVIOUS studies on two deep Greenland ice cores have shown that a long series of climate oscillations characterized the late Weichselian glaciation in the North Atlantic region1, and that the last glacial cold period, the Younger Dryas, ended abruptly 10,700 years ago2. Here we further focus on this epoch-defining event, and present detailed heavy-isotope and dust-concentration profiles which suggest that, in less than 20 years, the climate in the North Atlantic region turned into a milder and… CONTINUE READING
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