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Forty years of linking orbits to ice ages

Nature volume 540, pages 208210 (08 December 2016) | Download Citation

In 1976, it was demonstrated that tiny wobbles in Earth's orbit led to the great ice-age cycles of the past few million years. This finding had wide implications for climate science and the details remain hotly debated today.

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  1. Mark Maslin is in the Department of Geography, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK.

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