Marine Isotope Stage (MIS) 8 millennial variability stratigraphically identical to MIS 3
Article first published online: 21 FEB 2007
Copyright 2007 by the American Geophysical Union.
Volume 22, Issue 1, March 2007
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2007), Marine Isotope Stage (MIS) 8 millennial variability stratigraphically identical to MIS 3, Paleoceanography, 22, PA1208, doi:10.1029/2006PA001345., , , , , , and (
- Issue published online: 21 FEB 2007
- Article first published online: 21 FEB 2007
- Manuscript Accepted: 26 OCT 2006
- Manuscript Revised: 19 SEP 2006
- Manuscript Received: 13 JUL 2006
- MIS 3;
- D-O variability;
- MIS 8
 The Marine Isotope Stage (MIS) 3 stratigraphy is highly robust and was reproduced during another period: MIS 8.6 global ice volume was similar during MIS 8.6 to MIS 3 (60 to 90 m sea level equivalent), but the Milankovitch insolation forcing was different, implying that Earth's predisposition to millennial internal variability is controlled by the configuration of the major ice sheets. The involvement of additional factors cannot be ruled out but by identifying several such periods using new deep ice cores from Dome Concordia and Dome Fuji (Antarctica) as well as the marine record we may isolate the factors predisposing Earth to these highly significant modes of climate variability.