Articles | Volume 11, issue 9
Clim. Past, 11, 1197–1222, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-11-1197-2015
Clim. Past, 11, 1197–1222, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-11-1197-2015

Research article 24 Sep 2015

Research article | 24 Sep 2015

Early-Holocene warming in Beringia and its mediation by sea-level and vegetation changes

P. J. Bartlein et al.

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The ongoing warming of the Arctic is producing changes in vegetation and hydrology that, coupled with rising sea level, could mediate global changes. We explored this possibility using regional climate model simulations of a past interval of warming in Beringia and found that the regional-scale changes do strongly mediate the responses to global changes, amplifying them in some cases, damping them in others, and, overall, generating considerable spatial heterogeneity in climate change.