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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Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1126/science.1120808
ISSNs: 0036-8075 (print)
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ePrint ID: 55288
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24 March 2006Published
Date Deposited: 01 Aug 2008
Last Modified: 16 Apr 2017 17:44
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URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/55288

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