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Was the Younger Dryas Triggered by a Flood?

Science  26 May 2006:
Vol. 312, Issue 5777, pp. 1146-1148
DOI: 10.1126/science.1123253

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Summary

Draining of a huge lake into the Northern Atlantic may have triggered a cold period ~12,900 years ago. The route taken by the flood waters remains unknown.