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Palaeo-ice streams: an introduction

Clark, C.D., Evans, D.J.A. and Piotrowski, J.A. (2003) Palaeo-ice streams: an introduction. Boreas, 32 (1). pp. 1-3. ISSN 0300-9483


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[FIRST PARAGRAPH] Ice streams are narrow fast-flowing zones within ice sheets, and in the case of Antarctica are responsible for draining up to 90% of the mass from the ice sheet. It has been shown that Quaternary ice sheets were profoundly, and arguably catastrophically, influenced by the operation of transitory ice streaming. The palaeo-ice stream that operated through Hudson Strait for example, destabilized the Laurentide Ice Sheet, changed its configuration and thickness, and the resultant iceberg melt cooled North Atlantic waters enough to alter ocean circulation and produce ~4°C flips in climate on abrupt time scales.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2003 Taylor & Francis. Reprinted from "Palaeo-ice streams: an introduction" by Clark, C.D. and Evans, D.J.A. and Piotrowski, J.A. from Boreas, www.tandf.no/boreas, 2003, 32, 1-3, by permission of Taylor & Francis
Institution: The University of Sheffield
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Social Sciences (Sheffield) > Department of Geography (Sheffield)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2006
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2014 03:00
Published Version: http://journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/openurl.asp?genr...
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1080/03009480310001182
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/914

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