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Vostok ice core: climatic response to CO2 and orbital forcing changes over the last climatic cycle

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Vostok climate and CO2 records suggest that CO2 changes have had an important climatic role during the late Pleistocene in amplifying the relatively weak orbital forcing. The existence of the 100-kyr cycle and the synchronism between Northern and Southern Hemisphere climates may have their origin in the large glacial–interglacial CO2 changes.

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Genthon, G., Barnola, J., Raynaud, D. et al. Vostok ice core: climatic response to CO2 and orbital forcing changes over the last climatic cycle. Nature 329, 414–418 (1987). https://doi.org/10.1038/329414a0

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