Articles | Volume 12, issue 2
Clim. Past, 12, 171–188, 2016
Clim. Past, 12, 171–188, 2016

Research article 03 Feb 2016

Research article | 03 Feb 2016

Spatial and temporal oxygen isotope variability in northern Greenland – implications for a new climate record over the past millennium

S. Weißbach et al.


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (06 Oct 2015) by Valérie Masson-Delmotte
AR by Stefanie Weißbach on behalf of the Authors (07 Oct 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (08 Oct 2015) by Valérie Masson-Delmotte
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (18 Nov 2015)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (01 Dec 2015)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (19 Jan 2016) by Valérie Masson-Delmotte
Short summary
Based on a set of 12 intermediate deep ice cores, covering an area of about 200 000 km2, we studied the spatial and temporal d18O patterns of northern Greenland over the past millennium and found a strong east-west gradient related to the main ice divide. A stacked record with significantly reduced noise revealed distinct climate variations with a pronounced Little Ice Age and distinct warm events such as the Medieval Climate Anomaly, around AD 1420 and in the 20th century.