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Acceleration of snowmelt in an Antarctic Peninsula ice core during the twentieth century

Abram, Nerilie; Mulvaney, Robert; Wolff, Eric W; Triest, Jack; Kipfstuhl, Sepp; Trusel, Luke D; Vimeux, Françoise; Fleet, Louise; Arrowsmith, Carol


Over the past 50 years, warming of the Antarctic Peninsula has been accompanied by accelerating glacier mass loss and the retreat and collapse of ice shelves. A key driver of ice loss is summer melting; however, it is not usually possible to specifically reconstruct the summer conditions that are critical for determining ice melt in Antarctic. Here we reconstruct changes in ice-melt intensity and mean temperature on the northern Antarctic Peninsula since AD 1000 based on the identification of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013-04-14
Type: Journal article
Source: Nature Geoscience 6 (2013): 404-411
DOI: 10.1038/ngeo1787


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