Articles | Volume 11, issue 10
Clim. Past, 11, 1467–1490, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-11-1467-2015
Clim. Past, 11, 1467–1490, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-11-1467-2015

Research article 26 Oct 2015

Research article | 26 Oct 2015

How might the North American ice sheet influence the northwestern Eurasian climate?

P. Beghin et al.

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AR by Sylvie Charbit on behalf of the Authors (19 Jun 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
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RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (22 Jul 2015)
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by Editor) (03 Sep 2015) by Gerrit Lohmann
AR by Anna Wenzel on behalf of the Authors (11 Sep 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by Editor) (27 Sep 2015) by Gerrit Lohmann
AR by Sylvie Charbit on behalf of the Authors (07 Oct 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (12 Oct 2015) by Gerrit Lohmann
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Short summary
The present study investigates the potential impact of the North American ice sheet on the surface mass balance of the Eurasian ice sheet through changes in the past glacial atmospheric circulation. Using an atmospheric circulation model and an ice-sheet model, we show that the albedo of the American ice sheet favors the growth of the Eurasian ice sheet, whereas the topography of the American ice sheet leads to more ablation over North Eurasia, and therefore to a smaller Eurasian ice sheet.