(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

Younger Dryas research and its implications for understanding abrupt climatic change

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) School of Geography, Univ., Oxford, ROYAUME-UNI


This article reviews research on the Younger Dryas event and discusses the implications of this research for understanding the role of the North Atlantic Ocean in abrupt climatic change. The Younger Dryas has been linked with a large-scale shift of the North Atlantic thermohaline circulation (THC) to a near glacial mode with a consequent reduction in northward heat transport. This shift in the THC may have been triggered by a discharge of Laurentide ice, combined with meltwater inputs from several locations around the North Atlantic


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 1997, vol. 21, no2 [pp. 230-249]

Bibliographic references : 107 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;



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