Modeling onset of glaciation Academic Article uri icon


  • Numerous studies have shown that climate has varied between ice-free and glaciated states, with transitions often marked by abrupt steps. We summarize some modeling studies that have attempted to explain elements of the long-term trend and discuss a particular model for abrupt transitions that involves instabilities due to albedo discontinuities at the snow/ice edge. -Authors

published proceedings

  • Annals of Glaciology

author list (cited authors)

  • Crowley, T. J., & North, G. R.

complete list of authors

  • Crowley, TJ||North, GR

publication date

  • January 1990