The MBE roughly corresponds to the transition between MIS 12 and MIS 11 (Termination V) about 430 kyr ago.
It is characterized by a further increase of ice-volume variations with, from then to the present day, four large-amplitude 100-kyr-dominated glacial–interglacial cycles.
- EPICA community members (2004) Nature, 365, 143-147.
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