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Volume 12, issue 10
Clim. Past, 12, 2011–2031, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-12-2011-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
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Clim. Past, 12, 2011–2031, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-12-2011-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 28 Oct 2016

Research article | 28 Oct 2016

Warm Greenland during the last interglacial: the role of regional changes in sea ice cover

Niklaus Merz et al.

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The last (Eemian) interglacial is studied with a global climate model focusing on Greenland and the adjacent high latitudes. A set of model experiments demonstrates the crucial role of changes in sea ice and sea surface temperatures for the magnitude of Eemian atmospheric warming. Greenland temperatures are found highly sensitive to sea ice changes in the Nordic Seas but rather insensitive to changes in the Labrador Sea. This behavior has important implications for Greenland ice core signals.
The last (Eemian) interglacial is studied with a global climate model focusing on Greenland and...
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