The Greenland ice sheet through the last glacial-interglacial cycle


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The evolution of the Greenland ice sheet during the last 150,000 years, in response to a climate history derived from a Greenland ice-margin oxygen-18 record,is simulated by means of a three-dimensional, time-dependent ice-sheet model. The calculations indicate that the ice sheet displayed considerable thinning andice-margin retreat during the last interglacial (the Eemian) and during a warm interstadial c. 100,000 yr B.P., resulting in splitting up of the ice sheet into acentral-northern and a southern part. However, the ice sheet in Central Greenland survived the warm stages with almost unchanged surface elevations ascompared with the present.



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Letreguilly, A. , Reeh, N. and Huybrechts, P. (1991): The Greenland ice sheet through the last glacial-interglacial cycle , Palaeogeography Palaeoclimatology Palaeoecology, (Global and Planetary Change Section), 90 , pp. 385-394 .


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