Saturday, April 03, 2010

Ice Age Flood went to the Arctic not Atlantic

River reveals chilling tracks of ancient flood in Nature. After the end of the last ice age there was another cool period, the Younger Dryas, 13,000 years ago. One theory was that a huge freshwater lake in Canada, formed from melted glaciers, suddenly drained into the North Atlantic, disrupted the warm water conveyer belt there, resulting in a resumption of cold conditions in the Northern Hemisphere. But now it appears that instead Lake Agassiz drained north into the Arctic Ocean. Did that flood still cause the Younger Dryas cold period?

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