Articles | Volume 12, issue 12
Clim. Past, 12, 2215–2227, 2016
Clim. Past, 12, 2215–2227, 2016

Research article 16 Dec 2016

Research article | 16 Dec 2016

Climate trends in northern Ontario and Québec from borehole temperature profiles

Carolyne Pickler et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by Editor) (03 Nov 2016) by Arne Winguth
AR by Carolyne Pickler on behalf of the Authors (14 Nov 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (24 Nov 2016) by Arne Winguth
Short summary
The ground surface temperature histories of the past 500 years were reconstructed at 10 sites in northern Ontario and Quebec. The regions experienced a warming of ~1–2 K for the past 150 years, agreeing with borehole reconstructions for southern Ontario and Quebec and proxy data. Permafrost maps locate the sites in a region of discontinuous permafrost but our reconstructions suggest that the potential for permafrost was minimal to absent over the past 500 years.