Oceanic evidence for coherent fluctuations in Fennoscandian and Laurentide ice sheets on millennium timescales

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doi: 10.1038/374443a0
Author(s): Fronval, Torben; Jansen, Eystein; Bloemendal, Jan; Johnsen, Sigfus
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
University of Bergen, Department of Geology, Bergen, Norway
University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
University of Copenhagen, Denmark
Volume Title: Nature (London)
Source: Nature (London), 374(6521), p.443-446. Publisher: Macmillan Journals, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0028-0836 CODEN: NATUAS
Note: In English. 22 refs.; illus., incl. sketch map
Summary: Analyses are presented of 14C dates, Δ18O, grain size, magnetic susceptibility, ice-rafted detritus and other data for sediment cores from the Norwegian Sea. The results show cooling events and iceberg discharges analogous to Heinbrich events. These climate fluctuations were in phase with air-T over Greenland suggesting that the rapid changes in heat fluxes in the N Atlantic were felt in this high-latitude region. These iceberg discharges possibly stemmed from the Fennoscandian ice sheet which, with the Laurentide ice sheets fluctuated coherently on shorter timescales than the Milankovitch orbital cycles.
Year of Publication: 1995
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 07 Marine Geology and Oceanography; 24 Surficial Geology, Quaternary Geology; Absolute age; Arctic Ocean; Biochemistry; C-14; Carbon; Cooling; Cycles; Dates; Detritus; Fennoscandian ice sheet; Fluctuations; Foraminifera; Glacial sedimentation; Glaciation; Glaciomarine sedimentation; Globigerinacea; Ice movement; Ice rafting; Ice sheets; Invertebrata; Isotopes; Laurentide ice sheet; Leg 104; Marine sedimentation; Marine sediments; Microfossils; Neogloboquadrina; Neogloboquadrina pachyderma; Norwegian Sea; O-18/O-16; ODP Site 644; Ocean Drilling Program; Oxygen; Paleo-oceanography; Paleoclimatology; Planktonic taxa; Protista; Radioactive isotopes; Rotaliina; Sedimentation; Sediments; Stable isotopes; Time scales; Voring Plateau
Coordinates: N664042 N664042 E0043436 E0043436
Record ID: 1995028524
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