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The enigmatic 1,500-year cycle

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Solar forcing has been invoked to explain persistent, millennial-scale climate variations during the Holocene. Two climate reconstructions, one based on sea-ice drift and one on North Atlantic storminess, call this link into question.

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Figure 1: Sea ice adrift.

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Muscheler, R. The enigmatic 1,500-year cycle. Nature Geosci 5, 850–851 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo1640

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