Chris S.M. Turney, Matt S. McGlone, Janet M. Wilmshurst; Asynchronous climate change between New Zealand and the North Atlantic during the last deglaciation. Geology ; 31 (3): 223–226. doi: https://doi.org/10.1130/0091-7613(2003)031<0223:ACCBNZ>2.0.CO;2
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Climatic fluctuations recorded in Antarctica and Greenland during the last deglaciation (18–10 ka) differ markedly in their timing. It remains controversial whether local climate fluctuations recorded in southern mid-latitudes relate primarily to northern or southern polar records. We present multiproxy results from New Zealand that show strong evidence for a minor cooling or slowdown in the rate of warming at the time of the North Atlantic late glacial interstadial. The Younger Dryas chronozone in New Zealand was a period of resumed warming and increased westerly airflow. Differences between the hemispheres at this time were probably due to a reorganization of the thermohaline circulation system and associated changes in the meridional temperature gradient.