DOI:10.1038/341318A0
Corpus ID: 4305744
Routing of meltwater from the Laurentide Ice Sheet during the Younger Dryas cold episode
W. Broecker, J. Kennett, +4 authors W. Wolfli
Published 1989
Geology
Nature
ROOTH1 proposed that the Younger Dryas cold episode, which chilled the North Atlantic region from 11,000 to 10,000 yr BP, was initiated by a diversion of meltwater from the Mississippi drainage to… Expand
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