Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Clim. Past, 13, 1717–1749, 2017
Clim. Past, 13, 1717–1749, 2017

Research article 30 Nov 2017

Research article | 30 Nov 2017

Atlantic Water advection vs. glacier dynamics in northern Spitsbergen since early deglaciation

Martin Bartels et al.

Data sets

Multi-proxy palaeo-data of sediment core GeoB10817-4 from N-Spitsbergen including benthic foraminifera, IRD, stable isotopes, grain sizes and biomarkers M. Bartels, J. Titschack, K. Fahl, R. Stein, M.-S. Seidenkrantz, C. Hillaire-Marcel, and D. Hebbeln

Short summary
Multi-proxy analyses (i.a., benthic foraminiferal assemblages and sedimentary properties) of a marine record from Woodfjorden at the northern Svalbard margin (Norwegian Arctic) illustrate a significant contribution of relatively warm Atlantic water to the destabilization of tidewater glaciers, especially during the deglaciation and early Holocene (until ~ 7800 years ago), whereas its influence on glacier activity has been fading during the last 2 millennia, enabling glacier readvances.