Model of the western Laurentide Ice Sheet, North America
The Laurentide Ice Sheet reached its maximum extent at the Last Glacial Maximum, 26 500-19 000 years before present. It is responsible for a large portion of the approximately 130 m of eustatic sea level fall since that time. During its retreat, meltwater from the Laurentide Ice Sheet caused rapid changes in sea level, and affected global climate by changing ocean circulation. However, previous estimates of the absolute volume of the Laurentide Ice Sheet...[Show more]
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