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Trigger for little ice age – a half century of volcanism

Dr. Roger Pielke Sr. writes on his blog today: Every once in a while. a nugget of new research insight appears that adds to our understanding of the climate system, and its complexity. One article of this type has appeared. … Continue reading ?
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Was the Little Ice Age triggered by massive volcanic eruptions?

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 years ago)

Scientists suggest that the Little Ice Age was triggered by an unusual, 50-year episode of four massive volcanic eruptions. This led to an expansion of sea ice and a related weakening of Atlantic currents that caused the cool period... Read Post

New study may answer questions about enigmatic Little Ice Age

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (3 years ago)

According to a new study, the Little Ice Age began abruptly between A.D. 1275 and 1300, triggered by repeated, explosive volcanism, and was sustained for centuries by a self- perpetuating sea ice-ocean feedback system in the North A... Read Post

Minor variations in ice sheet size can trigger abrupt climate change

Academics / General Science : Science Daily (2 days ago)

Small fluctuations in the sizes of ice sheets during the last ice age were enough to trigger abrupt climate change, scientists have found. The team compared simulated model data with that retrieved from ice cores and marine sediment... Read Post

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