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Broecker et al. 1985

Broecker, W.S., D.M. Peteet, and D. Rind, 1985: Does the ocean-atmosphere system have more than one stable mode of operation? Nature, 315, 21-26, doi:10.1038/315021a0.

The climate record obtained from two long Greenland ice cores reveals several brief climate oscillations during glacial time. The most recent of these oscillations, also found in continental pollen records, has greatest impact in the area under the meteorological influence of the northern Atlantic, but none in the United States. This suggests that these oscillations are caused by fluctuations in the formation rate of deep water in the northern Atlantic. As the present production of deep water in this area is driven by an excess of evaporation over precipitation and continental runoff, atmospheric water transport may be an important element in climate change. Changes in the production rate of deep water in this sector of the ocean may push the climate system from one quasi-stable mode of operation to another.

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@article{br01000b,
  author={Broecker, W. S. and Peteet, D. M. and Rind, D.},
  title={Does the ocean-atmosphere system have more than one stable mode of operation?},
  year={1985},
  journal={Nature},
  volume={315},
  pages={21--26},
  doi={10.1038/315021a0},
}

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TY  - JOUR
ID  - br01000b
AU  - Broecker, W. S.
AU  - Peteet, D. M.
AU  - Rind, D.
PY  - 1985
TI  - Does the ocean-atmosphere system have more than one stable mode of operation?
JA  - Nature
VL  - 315
SP  - 21
EP  - 26
DO  - 10.1038/315021a0
ER  -

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