Massive Antarctic volcanic eruptions linked to abrupt Southern hemisphere climate changes

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09/08/2017 09:14 PM EDT

the Mount Takahe volcano rising

New findings published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America by Desert Research Institute Professor Joseph R. McConnell, Ph.D., and colleagues document a 192-year series of volcanic eruptions in Antarctica that coincided with accelerated deglaciation about 17,700 years ago.

Full story at http://www.dri.edu/newsroom/news-releases/5566-massive-antarctic-volcanic-eruptions-linked-to-abrupt-southern-hemisphere-climate-changes-near-the-end-of-the-last-ice-age

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Desert Research Institute

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