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Peruvian Glacial Retreats Linked to European Events of Little Ice Age


September 24, 2009

Jean Taggart on a glacial moraine A new study that reports precise ages for glacial moraines in southern Peru links climate swings in the tropics to those of Europe and North America during the Little Ice Age approximately 150 to 350 years ago. The study, published this week in Science, "brings us one step closer to understanding global-scale patterns of glacier activity and climate during the Little Ice Age," says lead author Joe Licciardi of the University of New Hampshire. Full Story

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