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A comparison of competing explanations for the 100,000-yr ice age cycle

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There currently exists no consensus as to the cause of the ice ages of the late Pleistocene. Many of the competing hypotheses have been formulated into mathematical models which enables a rigorous comparison to be made. Spectral analysis fails to distinguish rival models. Using regression analysis, we examine the relative performance of several models, each representative of a different type of modeling approach, as explanations of both the global ice volume and also the time rate of change o...

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10.1029/1999GL900509

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Atmos Ocean and Planet Physics, Geography
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Author
Journal:
GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH LETTERS
Volume:
26
Issue:
15
Pages:
2259-2262
Publication date:
1999-08-01
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ISSN:
0094-8276
URN:
uuid:b19d4430-1fbd-41e2-8954-0868fcd11d0b
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14445
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pubs:14445
Language:
English

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