Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
Research article
30 Jun 2017
Research article |  | 30 Jun 2017

Regional seesaw between the North Atlantic and Nordic Seas during the last glacial abrupt climate events

Mélanie Wary, Frédérique Eynaud, Didier Swingedouw, Valérie Masson-Delmotte, Jens Matthiessen, Catherine Kissel, Jena Zumaque, Linda Rossignol, and Jean Jouzel


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by Editor) (01 May 2017) by David Thornalley
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ED: Publish as is (25 May 2017) by David Thornalley
Short summary
The last glacial period was punctuated by abrupt climatic variations, whose cold atmospheric phases have been commonly associated with cold sea-surface temperatures and expansion of sea ice in the North Atlantic and adjacent seas. Here we provide direct evidence of a regional paradoxical see-saw pattern: cold Greenland and North Atlantic phases coincide with warmer sea-surface conditions and shorter seasonal sea-ice cover durations in the Norwegian Sea as compared to warm phases.