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18 Jan 2024
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 18 Jan 2024

Toward generalized Milankovitch theory (GMT)

Andrey Ganopolski


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on cp-2023-57', Michel Crucifix, 04 Sep 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on cp-2023-57', Anonymous Referee #2, 04 Sep 2023
  • EC1: 'Editor's comment on cp-2023-57', Martin Claussen, 20 Oct 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (20 Oct 2023) by Martin Claussen
AR by Andrey Ganopolski on behalf of the Authors (06 Nov 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 Nov 2023) by Martin Claussen
AR by Andrey Ganopolski on behalf of the Authors (24 Nov 2023)  Manuscript 
The Generalized Milankovitch Theory (GMT) presented and discussed in this paper provides a new view on the long-standing problem raised by the Milankovitch theory of glacial-interglacial cycles. The GMT is based on a deep insight into theory, data, and numerical modeling. It condensates the profound knowledge into a fascinatingly elegant dynamic systems theory.
Short summary
Despite significant progress in modelling Quaternary climate dynamics, a comprehensive theory of glacial cycles is still lacking. Here, using the results of model simulations and data analysis, I present a framework of the generalized Milankovitch theory (GMT), which further advances the concept proposed by Milutin Milankovitch over a century ago. The theory explains a number of facts which were not known during Milankovitch time's, such as the 100 kyr periodicity of the late Quaternary.