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Title: Weird Weather: Large Abrupt Widespread Climate Changes

Ice-core records and other paleoclimatic indicators show that large (up to 10 degrees C), abrupt (in about 10 years), widespread (hemispheric to global) climate changes have been common for much of thmore »e last 100,000 years and beyond, but rare during the most recent few millennia. Changes in the coupled ocean-atmosphere system with a center of activity in the north Atlantic probably have been important, but several hypotheses remain possible including solar influence and a stochastically resonant interaction with changing freshwater fluxes. Our current understanding does not allow us to exclude the possibility that human or natural processes could 'flip the switch' of another abrupt change in the future.« less
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Title: Weird Weather: Large Abrupt Widespread Climate Changes
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Publication Date: 2001-01-24
OSTI Identifier: 1007412
DOE Contract Number: AC02-07CH11359
Other Number(s): TRN: US201202%%720
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: Fermilab Colloquia, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batvia, Illinois (United States), presented on January 24, 2001
Research Org: FNAL (Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 36 MATERIALS SCIENCE ; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES ; A CENTERS ; FERMILAB ; WEATHER ; CLIMATIC CHANGE
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 0:48:50
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27