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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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.