Younger Dryas oscillation, global evidence

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Abstract

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.

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  • Geology

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  • 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
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Quaternary Science
EditorsScott Elias
PublisherElsevier
Pages1987-1994
Volume3
ISBN (Print)978-0-444-51919-1
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedNo

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