(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2001)

Document title

The magnitude and proximate cause of ice-sheet growth since 35,000 yr B.P.

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A conservative evaluation of glacial-geologic, sea level, and benthic δ O 18 data indicates that ice volume at 35,000 yr B.P. was approximately 50% of that extant at the Last Glacial Maximum, LGM, (20,000 yr B.P.); that is, it doubled in about 15,000 yr. On the basis of literature for the North Atlantic and a sea-surface temperature (SST) data compilation, it appears that this rapid growth may have been forced by low-to-mid-latitude SST warming in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, with attendant increased moisture transport to high latitudes. The SST ice-sheet growth notion also explains the apparent synchroneity of late Wisconsinan mountain glaciation in both hemispheres


Article of periodic

published at : Quaternary research / ISSN 0033-5894 / CODEN QRESAV

Editor : Elsevier, San Diego, CA - ETATS-UNIS (1970)

Millesime : 2001, vol. 56, no3 [pp. 299-307]

Bibliographic references : 72 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15739

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