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Clim. Past, 17, 1409–1421, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1409-2021
Clim. Past, 17, 1409–1421, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1409-2021

Research article 30 Jun 2021

Research article | 30 Jun 2021

Assessing the statistical uniqueness of the Younger Dryas: a robust multivariate analysis

Henry Nye and Alan Condron

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This paper analyzes the uniqueness of a paleoclimate event entitled the Bølling–Allerød Younger Dryas (BA/YD) through a statistical lens in order to better understand its relation to other events similar to it. Furthermore, we implement a novel statistical method entitled PCOut in order to measure the BA/YD's various elements of uniqueness in existing paleoclimate records. We suggest future use of this method for paleoclimate research that aims to assess uniqueness across multiple criteria.