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The most likely wind speeds during the Marinoan deglaciation can be estimated by making use of wave energy spectra or co-cumulative power spectra40. Within the range of hindcast wave period (21–30 s), co-cumulative power spectra become asymptotic at greater than ,20 m s21, indicating the upper cutoff for waves contributing to the energy distribution (Fig. 4b). Using energy spectra data, the maximum contribution to the energy spectrum at 20 m s21 wind speed is T ¼ 14–20 s (Fig. 4a). Consequently, the Marinoan wave periods can be regarded as exceptional.
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