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Missing link between Milankovitch and climate

A Corrigendum to this article was published on 29 May 1975


A simple empirical model shows that Earth's surface temperature is most affected by seasonal change of irradiation in the interior of North America and Euroasia, and that the highest sensitivity to insolation is reached in the autumn. Past climates are explained by adjustment of the cryosphere to changes of insolation in early autumn.

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Kukla, G. Missing link between Milankovitch and climate. Nature 253, 600–603 (1975).

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