Articles | Volume 13, issue 9
Clim. Past, 13, 1213–1226, 2017

Special issue: Climate–carbon–cryosphere interactions in the...

Clim. Past, 13, 1213–1226, 2017
Research article
22 Sep 2017
Research article | 22 Sep 2017

Sources and characteristics of terrestrial carbon in Holocene-scale sediments of the East Siberian Sea

Kirsi Keskitalo et al.

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In this study we investigate land-to-ocean transfer and the fate of permafrost carbon in the East Siberian Sea from the early Holocene until the present day. Our results suggest that there was a high input of terrestrial organic carbon to the East Siberian Sea during the last glacial–interglacial period caused by permafrost destabilisation. This material was mainly characterised as relict Pleistocene permafrost deposited via coastal erosion as a result of the sea level rise.