Clark, PU, McCabe, AM, Mix, AC and Weaver, AJ (2004) Rapid rise of sea level 19,000 years ago and its global implications. SCIENCE, 304 (5674). pp. 1141-1144. [Journal article]
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Evidence from the Irish Sea basin supports the existence of an abrupt rise in sea level ( meltwater pulse) at 19,000 years before the present ( B. P.). Climate records indicate a large reduction in the strength of North Atlantic Deep Water formation and attendant cooling of the North Atlantic at this time, indicating a source of the meltwater pulse from one or more Northern Hemisphere ice sheets. Warming of the tropical Atlantic and Pacific oceans and the Southern Hemisphere also began at 19,000 years B. P. These responses identify mechanisms responsible for the propagation of deglacial climate signals to the Southern Hemisphere and tropics while maintaining a cold climate in the Northern Hemisphere.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Faculties and Schools:||Faculty of Life and Health Sciences|
Faculty of Life and Health Sciences > School of Environmental Sciences
|Research Institutes and Groups:||Environmental Sciences Research Institute|
Environmental Sciences Research Institute > Quaternary Environmental Change
|Deposited By:||Mrs Linda Allen|
|Deposited On:||04 Sep 2012 12:12|
|Last Modified:||04 Sep 2012 12:12|
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