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Rutgers Researchers Find a 'Great Fizz' of Carbon Dioxide at the End of the Last Ice Age
August 25, 2010
Imagine loosening the screw-top of a soda bottle and hearing the carbon dioxide begin to escape. Then imagine taking the cap off quickly, and seeing the beverage foam and fizz out of the bottle. Then, imagine the pressure equalizing and the beverage being ready to drink. Rutgers marine scientist Elisabeth Sikes says that something similar occurred over a 1,000 year period after the end of the last ice age--or glaciation, as scientists call it.
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