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Presence of the solar de Vries cycle (~205 years) during the last ice age

Abstract : Certain characteristic periodicities inthe $\Delta ^{14}$C record from tree rings, such as the well-known 11-yr Schwabe cycle, are known to be of solar origin. The origin of longerperiod cycles, such as the 205-yr de Vries cycle, in the $\Delta ^{14}$C record was less certain, and it was possible to attribute it either to solar or climatic variability. Here, we demonstrate that the de Vries cycle is present in $^{10}$Be data from the GRIP ice core during the last ice age (25 to 50 kyr BP). Analysis of the amplitude of variation of this cycle shows it to be modulated by the geomagnetic field, indicating that the de Vries cycle is indeed of solar, rather than climatic, origin.
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Gerhard Wagner, Jürg Beer, Jozef Masarik, Raimund Muscheler, Peter Kubik, et al.. Presence of the solar de Vries cycle (~205 years) during the last ice age. Geophysical Research Letters, American Geophysical Union, 2001, 28 (2), pp.303-306. ⟨10.1029/2000GL006116⟩. ⟨in2p3-00008529⟩



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