Monday, March 2, 2009

Oceanic seesaw links Northern And Southern Hemisphere during abrupt climate change of last ice age

A Scanning Electron Microscope image of a planktonic foraminifera, the particular species used to reconstruct ocean conditions during the last Ice Age. (Credit: Image courtesy of Cardiff University)

Very large and abrupt changes in temperature recorded over Greenland and across the North Atlantic during the last Ice Age were actually global in extent, according to new research. The research supports the idea that changes in ocean circulation within the Atlantic played a central role in abrupt climate change on a global scale.

Oceanic Seesaw Links Northern And Southern Hemisphere During Abrupt Climate Change During Last Ice Age

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