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Abrupt Climate Swings During Ice Age Revealed

Mon, Feb 1, 2010Environment
By Staff Writers

Ice Age climate records from an Arizona stalagmite link the Southwest's winter precipitation to temperatures in the North Atlantic, according to new research.

The finding is the first to document that the abrupt changes in Ice Age climate known from Greenland also occurred in the southwestern U.S., said co-author Julia E. Cole of the University of Arizona in Tucson.

Tags: Arizona, Stalagmite, North Atlantic, Ice Age, Southwester U.S.

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