(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2006)

Document title

Abrupt climate change : an alternative view

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Hypotheses and inferences concerning the nature of abrupt climate change, exemplified by the Dansgaard-Oeschger (D-O) events, are reviewed. There is little concrete evidence that these events are more than a regional Greenland phenomenon. The partial coherence of ice core δO 18 and CH4 is a possible exception. A likely scenario is that changes in the ocean circulation are a consequence of wind shifts. The disappearance of D-O events in the Holocene coincides with the diappearance also of the Laurentide and Fennoscandian ice sheets. It is thus suggested that D-O events are a consequence of interactions of the windfield with the continental ice sheets


Article of periodic

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

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

Millesime : 2006, vol. 65, no2 [pp. 191-203]

Bibliographic references : 60 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15739

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