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    Present-day temperatures in northern Scandinavia during the Last Glaciation

    Helmens, K.F. and Bos, J.A.A. and Engels, Stefan and Van Meerbeeck, C. and Bohncke, S.J.P. and Renssen, H. and Heiri, O. and Brooks, S.J. and Seppa, H. and Birks, H.J.B. and Wohlfarth, B. (2007) Present-day temperatures in northern Scandinavia during the Last Glaciation. Geology 35 (11), pp. 987-990. ISSN 0091-7613.

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    Abstract

    Scandinavia is generally considered to have been covered extensively with ice throughout marine isotope stages (MIS) 4–2 between 75 and 10 ka. Here we present evidence for ice-free, warm conditions in the central area of the Scandinavian glaciations during MIS 3. Our multiproxy data obtained from a lacustrine sequence in northern Finland reveal not only significant response in the northeastern sector of the Scandinavian Ice Sheet to warming during the early part of MIS 3, but also indicate rapid climate warming to present-day temperatures in this ice-free period. New climate-model simulations for interstadial conditions in MIS 3 confi rm the high mean July temperatures northeast of the Scandinavian Ice Sheet in response to the high insolation values and the presence of the ice sheet during MIS 3.

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    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Depositing User: Stefan Engels
    Date Deposited: 13 Jan 2021 15:27
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 18:05
    URI: https://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/41746

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