Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Clim. Past, 13, 1717–1749, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-13-1717-2017
Clim. Past, 13, 1717–1749, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-13-1717-2017

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.

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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.