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Palaeoclimate

Lags within the Younger Dryas

A slowing Atlantic overturning circulation during the last deglacial warming caused abrupt cooling in the Northern Hemisphere. Lake sediment records suggest that hydrological change in Europe lagged the temperature drop by almost 200 years.

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Figure 1: Lake Meerfelder Maar, Germany.

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Moreno, A. Lags within the Younger Dryas. Nature Geosci 7, 87–88 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo2072

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