The smoking gun of the ice ages

Hodell, D. A. (2016) The smoking gun of the ice ages. Science, 354 (6317). pp. 1235-1236. ISSN 0036-8075 DOI 10.1126/science.aal4111

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Abstract

Forty years ago, Hays, Imbrie, and Shackleton in a paper in Science tested the hypothesis that small changes in Earth's orbital geometry—namely precession, obliquity, and eccentricity—were responsible for the waxing and waning of the great continental ice sheets during the Quaternary period, which began about 2.58 million years ago (1). The paper is considered to be the “smoking gun” in support of the astronomical hypothesis of the Ice Ages, which is over a century old and most often ascribed to Milutin Milankovitch (2).

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 2016AREP, IA71
Subjects: 01 - Climate Change and Earth-Ocean Atmosphere Systems
Divisions: 01 - Climate Change and Earth-Ocean Atmosphere Systems
Journal or Publication Title: Science
Volume: 354
Page Range: pp. 1235-1236
Identification Number: 10.1126/science.aal4111
Depositing User: Sarah Humbert
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2017 20:32
Last Modified: 24 Apr 2017 20:32
URI: http://eprints.esc.cam.ac.uk/id/eprint/3952

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