Articles | Volume 13, issue 6
Clim. Past, 13, 729–739, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-13-729-2017
Clim. Past, 13, 729–739, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-13-729-2017

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 et al.

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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.