Millennial-scale instability of the Antarctic ice sheet during the last glaciation

Author(s): Kanfoush, Sharon L.; Hodell, David A.; Charles, Christopher D.; Guilderson, Thomas P.; Mortyn, P. Graham; Ninnemann, Ulysses S.
Author Affiliation(s): Primary:
University of Florida, Department of Geological Sciences, Gainesville, FL, United States
Scripps Institute of Oceanography, United States
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, United States
Volume Title: Science
Source: Science, 288(5472), p.1815-1818. Publisher: American Association for the Advancement of Science, Washington, DC, United States. ISSN: 0036-8075 CODEN: SCIEAS
Note: In English. 50 refs.; illus., incl. 2 tables
Summary: Uses ice-rafted detritus (IRD) layers found in deep-sea cores from southeast Atlantic Ocean to consider occasions of Antarctic ice sheet instability. Shows connection between South Atlantic IRD events and increase in North Atlantic deep water production with inferred warming during interstadials in North Atlantic. Subsequent sea-level rise may have released grounded ice shelves in Weddell Sea region.
Year of Publication: 2000
Research Program: ODP Ocean Drilling Program
Key Words: 24 Surficial Geology, Quaternary Geology; Absolute age; Antarctic ice sheet; Antarctica; Benthic taxa; C-13/C-12; C-14; Carbon; Cenozoic; Dates; Foraminifera; Ice rafting; Interstadial environment; Invertebrata; Isotopes; Last glacial maximum; North Atlantic Deep Water; Ocean circulation; Paleo-oceanography; Paleocirculation; Pleistocene; Protista; Quaternary; Radioactive isotopes; Sea-level changes; Sediment transport; Southeast Atlantic Ocean; Stable isotopes; Upper Pleistocene
Record ID: 2000044694
Copyright Information: GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Scott Polar Research Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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