Articles | Volume 14, issue 11
Clim. Past, 14, 1707–1725, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1707-2018
Clim. Past, 14, 1707–1725, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1707-2018

Research article 12 Nov 2018

Research article | 12 Nov 2018

Link between the North Atlantic Oscillation and the surface mass balance components of the Greenland Ice Sheet under preindustrial and last interglacial climates: a study with a coupled global circulation model

Silvana Ramos Buarque and David Salas y Melia

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The link between the surface mass balance components of the Greenland Ice Sheet and both phases of the NAO is examined under preindustrial and warmer and colder climates of the last interglacial from simulations performed with CNRM-CM5.2. Accumulation in south Greenland is correlated with positive (negative) phases of the NAO in a warm (cold) climate. Melting under a warm (cold) climate is correlated with the negative (positive) phase of the NAO in north and northeast Greenland (at the margins).