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an investigation of the astronomical theory of the ice ages using a simple climate-ice sheet modelThe astronomical theory of the Quaternary ice ages is incorporated into a simple climate model for global weather; important features of the model include the albedo feedback, topography and dynamics of the ice sheets. For various parameterizations of the orbital elements, the model yields realistic assessments of the northern ice sheet. Lack of a land-sea heat capacity contrast represents one of the chief difficulties of the model.
Document ID
19780045612
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
External Source(s)
Authors
Pollard, D.
(California Institute of Technology Pasadena, Calif., United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
March 16, 1978
Publication Information
Publication: Nature
Volume: 272
Subject Category
GEOSCIENCES (GENERAL)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS5-22965
Distribution Limits
Public
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