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Solution proposed for ice-age mystery

Nature volume 500, pages 159160 (08 August 2013) | Download Citation


The ice sheets retreated 10,000 years ago during a peak in solar radiation, but this peak was no larger than previous ones. A modelling study suggests why the ice sheets were unusually vulnerable to melting at that time. See Letter p.190

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  1. Shawn J. Marshall is in the Department of Geography, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada, and at the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.

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