Ice Ages

Milankovitch Cycles:

Tying celestial mechanics to Earth's ice ages

Other causes of global glaciation:

Routes to global glaciation

The 100,000 year problem

Ice ages only thanks to feedback

Tectonics in the tropics trigger Earth's ice ages

Ancient tectonic activity was trigger for ice ages

Did a Pacific Ocean meteor trigger the ice age?

An extraterrestrial trigger for the mid-Ordovician ice age

First land plants may have plunged the Earth into a series of ice ages

Ancient ocean currents may have changed pace and intensity of ice ages

Sedimentary constraints on the duration of the Marinoan Oxygen-17 Depletion (MOSD) event


Global warming in the ice age

Dissecting paleoclimate change

Carbon release from ocean helped end ice age

New study shows three abrupt pulse of CO2 during last deglaciation

Snowball Earth:

Improving understanding of snowball Earth

Snowball Earth - initiation and Hadley cell dynamics

Slushball Earth:

'Snowball Earth' may be slushy

New research sheds light on end of snowball Earth period

Explosive underwater volcanoes were a major feature of 'Snowball Earth'

Temperature of Early Earth:

Early Earth may have been ice cold

Why early Earth didn't freeze over still a mystery

The Ice Age before the last one:

Ice sheet collapse triggered ancient sea level peak

New research reveals British Isles buried under ice sheets 2.5 million years ago

The last Interglacial:

Abrupt high-lattitude climate events and decoupled seasonal trends during the Eemian

The last Ice Age:

Sturdy Scandanavian conifers survived ice age

CO2 was hidden in the ocean during the ice age

Greenhouse gases caused glacial retreat during last ice age

Simulation of the last glacial cycle with a coupled climate ice-sheet model of intermediate complexity

Abrupt warming:

Mammoths killed by abrupt climate change

Unraveling the causes of the Ice Age megafauna extinctions

Sudden shift in 'forcing' led to demise of Laurentide ice sheet

Heat release from stagnant deep sea helped end last ice age

Global causes and effects of the climate change and glaciations on the Earth

Melting Scandanavian ice provides missing link in Europe's final ice age story

Melting of massive ice 'lid' resulted in huge release of CO2 at the end of the ice age

New dating of sea-level records reveals rapid response between ice volume and polar temperature

Younger-Dryas cooling: 

A cataclysmic event of a certain age

Climate modeler identifies trigger for Earth's last big freeze

Climate seesaw at the end of the last glacial phase - a warmer Europe cools down East Asia

Catastrophic failure of South American ice age dam changed Pacific Ocean circulation and climate

Little Ice Age:

The myth of Europe's Little Ice Age

Unusual volcanic episode rapidly triggered little ice age

Human-made climate change suppresses the next ice age

The potential peatland extent and carbon sink in Sweden, as related to the Peatland/Ice Age Hypothesis