Articles | Volume 12, issue 10
Clim. Past, 12, 2033–2059, 2016

Special issue: International Partnerships in Ice Core Sciences (IPICS) Second...

Clim. Past, 12, 2033–2059, 2016

Research article 28 Oct 2016

Research article | 28 Oct 2016

Boreal fire records in Northern Hemisphere ice cores: a review

Michel Legrand et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by Editor) (28 Sep 2016) by Tas van Ommen
AR by Legrand Michel on behalf of the Authors (28 Sep 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (12 Oct 2016) by Tas van Ommen
Short summary
Here, we review previous attempts made to reconstruct past forest fire using chemical signals recorded in Greenland ice. We showed that the Greenland ice records of ammonium, found to be a good fire proxy, consistently indicate changing fire activity in Canada in response to past climatic conditions that occurred since the last 15 000 years, including the Little Ice Age and the last large climatic transition.