The research history of the Younger Dryas oscillation is briefly described. Different Younger Dryas archives are presented and the methods by which the event is dated are discussed. Possible mechanisms behind the oscillation, its presence in northern and southern Hemisphere records and its possible role within a bi-polar seesaw climatic pattern are discussed.
|Research areas and keywords
- Bi-polar seesaw, ice cores, lacustrine sediments, late-glacial, moraines, marine sediments, North Atlantic, paleoclimate, speloethems, loess, Younger Dryas, thermohaline circulation, radiocarbon dating, glacial melt-water
|Title of host publication||Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|