Depth and orbital tuning : a new chronology of glaciation and nonlinear orbital climate change
Author(s)Huybers, Peter, 1974-
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences.
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It is suggested that orbital tuning casts a false light upon the chronology of glaciation and the understanding of the climatic response to orbital variations. By developing a new age-model, independent of orbital assumptions, a significant non-linear response to orbital forcing becomes evident in the [delta] 18 0 record. The new age-model also indicates glacial terminations two through eight are 8,000 years older than the orbitally based estimates. A simple obliquity threshold model is presented which reproduces the timing, amplitude, and observed non-linearities of the [delta] 18 0 record; and supports the plausibility of the new age-model and the inferred non-linear climatic response.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, 2002.Includes bibliographical references (p. 113-121).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences.