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Research article
21 Dec 2018
Research article |  | 21 Dec 2018

Climate evolution across the Mid-Brunhes Transition

Aaron M. Barth, Peter U. Clark, Nicholas S. Bill, Feng He, and Nicklas G. Pisias

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Multiple components of the global climate system record a transition ~ 430 ka from lower- to higher-amplitude glacial cycles. Statistical analyses of globally distributed climate proxies show that a sequence of events including persistent Asian summer monsoons, weak glaciation, and reorganization of water masses preceded the transition to higher interglacial values for temperature, atmospheric greenhouse gases, and sea level.