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Ice Age insights

The discussion on the ‘dust’ theory of ice age termination at Judith Curry brought a couple of other interesting papers to light. This has started me thinking again about how recent deep glaciations terminate. Such glacial cycles apparently now only … Continue reading

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Does Antarctica initiate glaciations?

Attempts to explain the last million years of glacial cycles have concentrated mainly on the growth of Northern Ice sheets. Traditionally the summer insolation at 65N is thought to control the growth and extent of ice sheets, with interglacials coinciding … Continue reading

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The straw that broke the camel’s back

One of the great mysteries of climate science is the origin of the 100,000 year glacial cycles on Earth which have occurred  over the last million years.  These are interspersed with regular “short” interglacial periods coincident  with a maximum in … Continue reading

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