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Research article
12 Dec 2023
Research article |  | 12 Dec 2023

Synchronization phenomena observed in glacial–interglacial cycles simulated in an Earth system model of intermediate complexity

Takahito Mitsui, Matteo Willeit, and Niklas Boers

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The glacial–interglacial cycles of the Quaternary exhibit 41 kyr periodicity before the Mid-Pleistocene Transition (MPT) around 1.2–0.8 Myr ago and ~100 kyr periodicity after that. The mechanism generating these periodicities remains elusive. Through an analysis of an Earth system model of intermediate complexity, CLIMBER-2, we show that the dominant periodicities of glacial cycles can be explained from the viewpoint of synchronization theory.
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