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An 8,000-yr palaeoclimatic record of the ‘Double-Hale’ 45-yr solar cycle

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A series of isostatically-emerged Holocene beach ridges on the east side of Hudson Bay have been precisely surveyed and dated back to 8,300 BP. They number 185 and show a nearly uniform rhythm of about 45 yr correlated here with the ‘Double-Hale’ solar magnetic cycle. (Time is in sidereal yr.) Longer correlations are suggested with eustatic sea-level curve and with planetary conjunction cycles. The coupling mechanism with terrestrial meteorological behaviour is believed to be by means of stratospheric generation of polar cirrus cloud and low-latitude ozone, affecting the planetary albedo.

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Fairbridge, R., Hillaire-Marcel, C. An 8,000-yr palaeoclimatic record of the ‘Double-Hale’ 45-yr solar cycle. Nature 268, 413–416 (1977). https://doi.org/10.1038/268413a0

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