Rutter et al. (2000) present an interesting overview of global evidence for the Younger Dryas event (YD, ∼11 500 – 13 000 calendar years ago) as inferred from various kinds of proxy data. Such an overview is important for a better understanding of mechanisms behind rapid climate change. Moreover, Rutter et al. make an effort to compare these data with a coupled atmosphere–ocean model experiment on the YD performed by Fanning and Weaver (1997). In this experiment the production of North Atlantic Deep Water (NADW) collapses after the release of a large amount of fresh water...

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