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Geophysical Monograph Series



  • Dansgaard-Oeschger cycles
  • meridional overturning circulation
  • Indian summer monsoon
  • Younger Dryas
  • 4.2 ka climate event

Index Terms

  • 1605 Global Change: Abrupt/rapid climate change (4901, 8408)
  • 1616 Global Change: Climate variability (1635, 3305, 3309, 4215, 4513)
  • 4928 Paleoceanography: Global climate models (1626, 3337)
  • 4932 Paleoceanography: Ice cores (0724)

Abrupt Climate Change: Mechanisms, Patterns, and Impacts

Vol. 193, 2011

ISSN: 0065-8448; ISBN: 978-0-87590-484-9

Abrupt Climate Change: Mechanisms, Patterns, and Impacts

H. Rashid, L. Polyak, and E. Mosley-Thompson (Eds.)

Abrupt Climate Change: Mechanisms, Patterns, and Impacts brings together a diverse group of paleoproxy records such as ice cores, marine sediments, terrestrial (lakes and speleothems) archives, and coupled ocean-atmosphere climate models to document recent advances in understanding the mechanisms of abrupt climate changes. Since the discovery of the Dansgaard-Oeschger events in Greenland ice cores and the subsequent discovery of their contemporary events in the marine sediments of the North Atlantic, the search for these abrupt, millennial-scale events across the globe has intensified, and as a result, the number of paleoclimatic records chronicling such events has increased. The volume highlights include discussions of records of past climate variability, meridional overturning circulation, land-ocean-atmosphere interactions, feedbacks in the climate system, and global temperature anomalies. Abrupt Climate Change will be of interest to students, researchers, academics, and policy makers who are concerned about abrupt climate change and its potential impact on society.

Citation: Rashid, H., L. Polyak, and E. Mosley-Thompson (Eds.) (2011), Abrupt Climate Change: Mechanisms, Patterns, and Impacts, Geophys. Monogr. Ser., vol. 193, 242 pp., AGU, Washington, D. C., doi:10.1029/GM193.

Rashid, Harunur; Polyak, Leonid; Mosley-Thompson, Ellen


pp. vii-null

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Rashid, Harunur; Polyak, Leonid; Mosley-Thompson, Ellen

Abrupt Climate Change Revisited

pp. 1-14

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Voelker, Antje H. L.; de Abreu, Lucia

A Review of Abrupt Climate Change Events in the Northeastern Atlantic Ocean (Iberian Margin): Latitudinal, Longitudinal, and Vertical Gradients

pp. 15-37

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Flower, B. P.; Williams, C.; Hill, H. W.; Hastings, D. W.

Laurentide Ice Sheet Meltwater and the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation During the Last Glacial Cycle: A View From the Gulf of Mexico

pp. 39-56

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Rial, J. A.; Saha, R.

Modeling Abrupt Climate Change as the Interaction Between Sea Ice Extent and Mean Ocean Temperature Under Orbital Insolation Forcing

pp. 57-74

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Cheng, Jun; Liu, Zhengyu; He, Feng; Otto-Bliesner, Bette L.; Brady, Esther C.; Wehrenberg, Mark

Simulated Two-Stage Recovery of Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation During the Last Deglaciation

pp. 75-92

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Rashid, Harunur; Piper, David J. W.; Flower, Benjamin P.

The Role of Hudson Strait Outlet in Younger Dryas Sedimentation in the Labrador Sea

pp. 93-110

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Applegate, Patrick J.; Alley, Richard B.

Challenges in the Use of Cosmogenic Exposure Dating of Moraine Boulders to Trace the Geographic Extents of Abrupt Climate Changes: The Younger Dryas Example

pp. 111-122

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Stott, Lowell; Timmermann, Axel

Hypothesized Link Between Glacial/Interglacial Atmospheric CO2 Cycles and Storage/Release of CO2-Rich Fluids From Deep-Sea Sediments

pp. 123-138

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Levac, Elisabeth; Lewis, C. F. M.; Miller, A. A. L.

The Impact of the Final Lake Agassiz Flood Recorded in Northeast Newfoundland and Northern Scotian Shelves Based on Century-Scale Palynological Data

pp. 139-159

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Gajewski, Konrad; Viau, Andre E.

Abrupt Climate Changes During the Holocene Across North America From Pollen and Paleolimnological Records

pp. 161-171

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Ruzmaikin, A.; Feynman, J.

The 1500 Year Quasiperiodicity During the Holocene

pp. 161-171

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Paliwal, B. S.

Abrupt Holocene Climatic Change in Northwestern India: Disappearance of the Sarasvati River and the End of Vedic Civilization

pp. 185-194

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Wathen, Stephen F.

Evidence for Climate Teleconnections Between Greenland and the Sierra Nevada of California During the Holocene, Including the 8200 and 5200 Climate Events

pp. 195-213

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Thompson, Lonnie G.

Abrupt Climate Change: A Paleoclimate Perspective From the World's Highest Mountains

pp. 215-233

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