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A response to "Milankovitch theory viewed from Devils Hole" by J. Imbrie, A.C. Mix and D.G. Martinson

Open-File Report 93-357

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Abstract

The detailed and well-dated 500,000-yr record of oxygen-18 variations found in vein calcite core DH-11 taken from Devils Hole in Nevada provides several challenges to the Milankovitch theory for the occurrence of Quaternary glaciations. A recent discussion paper (Imbrie and others, 1993) has dismissed the relevance of this well-dated core for determining the timing of global climatic fluctuations and, moreover, asserts that the Devils Hole record provides support for the Milankovitch theory. Upon analysis of the arguments found in this discussion, the authors found nothing to dissuade them from the original conclusion that the Devils Hole chronology does present a serious challenge to the Milankovitch theory.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
A response to "Milankovitch theory viewed from Devils Hole" by J. Imbrie, A.C. Mix and D.G. Martinson
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
93-357
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1993
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey ; Books and Open-File Reports Section [distributor],
Description:
iii, 9 p. :ill. ;28 cm.