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Simulating arctic climate warmth and icefield retreat in the last interglaciation

Otto-Bliesner, Beth L., Marsha, Shawn J., Overpeck, Jonathan T., Miller, Gifford H., Hu, Aixue X. and Edwards, M.E CAPE Last Interglacial Project members (2006) Simulating arctic climate warmth and icefield retreat in the last interglaciation Science, 311, (5768), pp. 1751-1753. (doi:10.1126/science.1120808).

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In the future, Arctic warming and the melting of polar glaciers will be considerable, but the magnitude of both is uncertain. We used a global climate model, a dynamic ice sheet model, and paleoclimatic data to evaluate Northern Hemisphere high-latitude warming and its impact on Arctic icefields during the Last Interglaciation. Our simulated climate matches paleoclimatic observations of past warming, and the combination of physically based climate and ice-sheet modeling with icecore constraints indicate that the Greenland Ice Sheet and other circum-Arctic ice fields likely contributed 2.2 to 3.4 meters of sea-level rise during the Last Interglaciation.

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Published date: 24 March 2006


Local EPrints ID: 55288
ISSN: 0036-8075
PURE UUID: 9a5e7311-543c-474f-8e3f-bcf082c0c90b
ORCID for M.E Edwards: ORCID iD

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Date deposited: 01 Aug 2008
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 14:33

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Author: Beth L. Otto-Bliesner
Author: Shawn J. Marsha
Author: Jonathan T. Overpeck
Author: Gifford H. Miller
Author: Aixue X. Hu
Author: M.E Edwards ORCID iD

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