A change in seasonality in Greenland during a Dansgaard–Oeschger warming

A new sub-seasonal chemical record is presented from the North Greenland Icecore Project (NorthGRIP) ice core during the onset of one of the longest and strongest interstadials of the last glacial period, Dansgaard–Oeschger event 8 (approximately 38 000 years ago). This is the first time that a record of such resolution has been achieved over several metres of deep glacial ice and provides a unique opportunity for using additional parameters to carry out accurate dating using annual-layer counting. The very high-resolution chemical data were used to assess the phasing of various ions and determine changes in the seasonal strength of chemical deposition and the shape of the seasonal cycle. The study shows that a change in seasonality accompanied the dramatic warming transition from stadial to interstadial conditions in Greenland.

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Publication status:
Published
Author(s):
Authors: Thomas, Elizabeth R. ORCID, Mulvaney, Robert ORCID, Wolff, Eric W.

On this site: Eric Wolff, Liz Thomas, Robert Mulvaney
Date:
1 January, 2008
Journal/Source:
Annals of Glaciology / 48
Page(s):
19-24
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
https://doi.org/10.3189/172756408784700590