Articles | Volume 11, issue 7
Clim. Past, 11, 979–989, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-11-979-2015
Clim. Past, 11, 979–989, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-11-979-2015

Research article 10 Jul 2015

Research article | 10 Jul 2015

A GCM comparison of Pleistocene super-interglacial periods in relation to Lake El'gygytgyn, NE Arctic Russia

A. J. Coletti et al.

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AR by Anthony J. Coletti on behalf of the Authors (25 Feb 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by Editor) (24 May 2015) by Volker Rath
AR by Anthony J. Coletti on behalf of the Authors (03 Jun 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (14 Jun 2015) by Volker Rath
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Evidence from Pleistocene sediments suggest that the Arctic's climate went through multiple sudden transitions, warming by 2-4 °C (compared to preindustrial times), and stayed warm for hundreds to thousands of years. A climate modelling study of these events suggests that the Arctic's climate and landscape drastically changed, transforming a cold and barren landscape as we know today to a warm, lush, evergreen and boreal forest landscape only seen in the modern midlatitudes.