The timing of Pleistocene glaciations from a simple multiple-state climate model

  title={The timing of Pleistocene glaciations from a simple multiple-state climate model},
  author={D. Paillard},
The Earth's climate over the past million years has been characterized by a succession of cold and warm periods, known as glacial–interglacial cycles, with periodicities corresponding to those of the Earth's main orbital parameters; precession (23 kyr), obliquity (41 kyr) and eccentricity (100 kyr). The astronomical theory of climate, in which the orbital variations are taken to drive the climate changes, has been very successful in explaining many features of the palaeoclimate records… Expand
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