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Nicolaj Krog Larsen

Strong altitudinal control on the response of local glaciers to Holocene climate change in southwest Greenland

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Strong altitudinal control on the response of local glaciers to Holocene climate change in southwest Greenland. / Larsen, Nicolaj K.; Strunk, Astrid; Levy, Laura B.; Olsen, Jesper; Bjork, Anders; Lauridsen, Torben L.; Jeppesen, Erik; Davidson, Thomas A.

I: Quaternary Science Reviews, Bind 168, 15.07.2017, s. 69-78.

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@article{31a38268a607448b8da79a742868e2ed,
title = "Strong altitudinal control on the response of local glaciers to Holocene climate change in southwest Greenland",
abstract = "Accelerating ice loss during recent years has made the Greenland Ice Sheet one of the largest single contributors to global sea level rise, accounting for 0.5 of the total 3.2 mm yr(-1). This loss is predicted to continue and will most likely increase in the future as a consequence of global warming. However, the sensitivity of glaciers and ice caps (GICs) in Greenland to prolonged warm periods is less well constrained and geological records documenting the long-term glacial history are needed to put recent observations into a broader perspective. Here we report the results from three proglacial lakes where fluctuations in local glaciers located at different altitudes in Kobbefjord, southwest Greenland have been recorded. Our results show that the lakes received meltwater from the initial deglaciation of the area similar to 9.2 cal. ka BP until similar to 8.7-7.9 cal. 1",
keywords = "Greenland, Glacier fluctuations, Holocene, Paleoclimate, RELATIVE SEA-LEVEL, ICE-SHEET MARGIN, WEST GREENLAND, ARCTIC CANADA, SOUTHERN GREENLAND, LATEST PLEISTOCENE, BAFFIN-ISLAND, EAST GREENLAND, LAKE-SEDIMENTS, EUROPEAN ALPS",
author = "Larsen, {Nicolaj K.} and Astrid Strunk and Levy, {Laura B.} and Jesper Olsen and Anders Bjork and Lauridsen, {Torben L.} and Erik Jeppesen and Davidson, {Thomas A.}",
year = "2017",
month = "7",
day = "15",
doi = "10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.05.008",
language = "English",
volume = "168",
pages = "69--78",
journal = "Quaternary Science Reviews",
issn = "0277-3791",
publisher = "Pergamon Press",

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T1 - Strong altitudinal control on the response of local glaciers to Holocene climate change in southwest Greenland

AU - Larsen, Nicolaj K.

AU - Strunk, Astrid

AU - Levy, Laura B.

AU - Olsen, Jesper

AU - Bjork, Anders

AU - Lauridsen, Torben L.

AU - Jeppesen, Erik

AU - Davidson, Thomas A.

PY - 2017/7/15

Y1 - 2017/7/15

N2 - Accelerating ice loss during recent years has made the Greenland Ice Sheet one of the largest single contributors to global sea level rise, accounting for 0.5 of the total 3.2 mm yr(-1). This loss is predicted to continue and will most likely increase in the future as a consequence of global warming. However, the sensitivity of glaciers and ice caps (GICs) in Greenland to prolonged warm periods is less well constrained and geological records documenting the long-term glacial history are needed to put recent observations into a broader perspective. Here we report the results from three proglacial lakes where fluctuations in local glaciers located at different altitudes in Kobbefjord, southwest Greenland have been recorded. Our results show that the lakes received meltwater from the initial deglaciation of the area similar to 9.2 cal. ka BP until similar to 8.7-7.9 cal. 1

AB - Accelerating ice loss during recent years has made the Greenland Ice Sheet one of the largest single contributors to global sea level rise, accounting for 0.5 of the total 3.2 mm yr(-1). This loss is predicted to continue and will most likely increase in the future as a consequence of global warming. However, the sensitivity of glaciers and ice caps (GICs) in Greenland to prolonged warm periods is less well constrained and geological records documenting the long-term glacial history are needed to put recent observations into a broader perspective. Here we report the results from three proglacial lakes where fluctuations in local glaciers located at different altitudes in Kobbefjord, southwest Greenland have been recorded. Our results show that the lakes received meltwater from the initial deglaciation of the area similar to 9.2 cal. ka BP until similar to 8.7-7.9 cal. 1

KW - Greenland

KW - Glacier fluctuations

KW - Holocene

KW - Paleoclimate

KW - RELATIVE SEA-LEVEL

KW - ICE-SHEET MARGIN

KW - WEST GREENLAND

KW - ARCTIC CANADA

KW - SOUTHERN GREENLAND

KW - LATEST PLEISTOCENE

KW - BAFFIN-ISLAND

KW - EAST GREENLAND

KW - LAKE-SEDIMENTS

KW - EUROPEAN ALPS

U2 - 10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.05.008

DO - 10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.05.008

M3 - Journal article

VL - 168

SP - 69

EP - 78

JO - Quaternary Science Reviews

JF - Quaternary Science Reviews

SN - 0277-3791

ER -