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Cordilleran Ice Sheet mass loss preceded climate reversals near the Pleistocene Termination

Overview of attention for article published in Science, November 2017
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Title
Cordilleran Ice Sheet mass loss preceded climate reversals near the Pleistocene Termination
Published in
Science, November 2017
DOI 10.1126/science.aan3001
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Authors

B. Menounos, B. M. Goehring, G. Osborn, M. Margold, B. Ward, J. Bond, G. K. C. Clarke, J. J. Clague, T. Lakeman, J. Koch, M. W. Caffee, J. Gosse, A. P. Stroeven, J. Seguinot, J. Heyman

Abstract

The Cordilleran Ice Sheet (CIS) once covered an area comparable to that of Greenland. Previous geologic evidence and numerical models indicate that the ice sheet covered much of westernmost Canada as late as 12.5 thousand years ago (ka). New data indicate that substantial areas throughout westernmost Canada were ice free prior to 12.5 ka and some as early as 14.0 ka, with implications for climate dynamics and the timing of meltwater discharge to the Pacific and Arctic oceans. Early Bølling-Allerød warmth halved the mass of the CIS in as little as 500 years, causing 2.5 to 3.0 meters of sea-level rise. Dozens of cirque and valley glaciers, along with the southern margin of the CIS, advanced into recently deglaciated regions during the Bølling-Allerød and Younger Dryas.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 89 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 22 25%
Researcher 16 18%
Unspecified 10 11%
Professor > Associate Professor 8 9%
Student > Master 8 9%
Other 25 28%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Earth and Planetary Sciences 57 64%
Unspecified 15 17%
Environmental Science 9 10%
Arts and Humanities 2 2%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 2%
Other 4 4%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 206. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 August 2018.
All research outputs
#61,223
of 13,227,268 outputs
Outputs from Science
#2,708
of 61,469 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,170
of 312,032 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Science
#144
of 1,082 outputs
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