Title

Holocene-length alkenone-based summer temperarature record from Arctic Svalbard lake sediments

Document Type

Data

DOI

PANGAEA.868938

Publication Date

11-30-2016

Description

Abstract: Situated at the crossroads of global oceanic and atmospheric circulation patterns, the Arctic is a key component of Earth's climate system. Amplified by sea-ice feedbacks, even modest shifts in regional heat budget drive large climate responses. This is highlighted by the amplified response of the Arctic to global warming. Assessing the signature of underlying forcing mechanisms require paleoclimate records, allowing us to expand our knowledge beyond the short instrumental period and contextualize ongoing warming. However, such data are scarce and sparse in the Arctic, limiting our ability to address these issues. We present 2 quantitative Holocene-length summer temperature reconstructions from the Arctic Svalbard archipelago. Temperature estimates are based on Alkenone unsaturation ratios measured on sediment cores from 2 lakes. Our data reveal a variable Holocene temperature history, with reconstructed temperatures spanning a range of ~6-8 °C, and characterized by 4 phases. Category: geoscientificInformation Source: Supplement to: van der Bilt, Willem G M; D'Andrea, William J; Bakke, Jostein; Balascio, Nicholas L; Werner, Johannes P; Gjerde, Marthe; Bradley, Raymond S (2016): Alkenone-based reconstructions reveal four-phase Holocene temperature evolution for High Arctic Svalbard. Quaternary Science Reviews, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.10.006 Supplemental Information: Not Availble Coverage: Not Available

Publisher

PANGAEA

Language

eng

Source Link

https://doi.pangaea.de/10.1594/PANGAEA.868938

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