Articles | Volume 13, issue 4
Clim. Past, 13, 317–331, 2017
Clim. Past, 13, 317–331, 2017

Research article 07 Apr 2017

Research article | 07 Apr 2017

Freshening of the Labrador Sea as a trigger for Little Ice Age development

Montserrat Alonso-Garcia et al.

Data sets

Ice-rafing history in the Labrador Sea during the last millennium. Dataset #874286 M. Alonso-Garcia, H. F. Kleiven, J. F. McManus, P. Moffa-Sanchez, W. S. Broecker, and B. P. Flower

Short summary
This study focuses on understanding climatic and oceanographic variations that took place during the last 1000 years. We studied sediment samples from the Labrador Sea, looking for evidence of events of freshwater and iceberg discharges to this region. The importance of this study is to evaluate when these events happened and their consequences. The freshening of the Labrador Sea region may have played a major role in promoting cooling during the 15th to 19th centuries.