In Section 11.1 we reviewed some of the geological evidence for glaciation cycles during the Quaternary period. Large changes in global ice volume and changes of a few degrees in global mean temperature have occurred repeatedly over the last two million years. It is these changes we would like to investigate in the present chapter with the help of very simple models.


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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Ghil
    • 1
    • 2
  • S. Childress
    • 1
  1. 1.Courant Institute of Mathematical SciencesNew York UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Geophysics and Planetary PhysicsUniversity of California at Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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