Articles | Volume 13, issue 5
Clim. Past, 13, 533–544, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-13-533-2017
Clim. Past, 13, 533–544, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-13-533-2017

Research article 24 May 2017

Research article | 24 May 2017

A 21 000-year record of fluorescent organic matter markers in the WAIS Divide ice core

Juliana D'Andrilli et al.

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Climate-driven trends in fluorescent organic matter (OM) markers from Antarctic ice cores revealed fluctuations over 21.0 kyr, reflecting environmental shifts as a result of global ecosystem response in a warming climate. Precursors of lignin-like fluorescent chemical species were detected as OM markers from the Last Glacial Maximum to the mid-Holocene. Holocene ice contained the most complex lignin-like fluorescent OM markers. Thus, ice cores contain paleoecological OM markers of Earth’s past.