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Solution proposed for ice-age mystery


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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Figure 1: Solar radiation and ice-sheet coverage.


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Marshall, S. Solution proposed for ice-age mystery. Nature 500, 159–160 (2013).

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