Articles | Volume 14, issue 11
Clim. Past, 14, 1755–1781, 2018
Clim. Past, 14, 1755–1781, 2018

Research article 20 Nov 2018

Research article | 20 Nov 2018

Connecting the Greenland ice-core and U∕Th timescales via cosmogenic radionuclides: testing the synchroneity of Dansgaard–Oeschger events

Florian Adolphi et al.

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Adolphi, F. and Muscheler, R.: Synchronizing the Greenland ice core and radiocarbon timescales over the Holocene – Bayesian wiggle-matching of cosmogenic radionuclide records, Clim. Past, 12, 15–30,, 2016. 
Adolphi, F., Muscheler, R., Svensson, A., Aldahan, A., Possnert, G., Beer, J., Sjolte, J., Björck, S., Matthes, K., and Thiéblemont, R.: Persistent link between solar activity and Greenland climate during the Last Glacial Maximum, Nat. Geosci., 7, 662–666,, 2014. 
Adolphi, F., Muscheler, R., Friedrich, M., Güttler, D., Wacker, L., Talamo, S., and Kromer, B.: Radiocarbon calibration uncertainties during the last deglaciation: Insights from new floating tree-ring chronologies, Quaternary Sci. Rev., 170, 98–108,, 2017. 
Andersen, K. K., Svensson, A., Johnsen, S. J., Rasmussen, S. O., Bigler, M., Röthlisberger, R., Ruth, U., Siggaard-Andersen, M.-L., Peder Steffensen, J., and Dahl-Jensen, D.: The Greenland Ice Core Chronology 2005, 15–42 ka. Part 1: constructing the time scale, Quaternary Sci. Rev., 25, 3246–3257,, 2006. 
Short summary
The last glacial period was characterized by a number of rapid climate changes seen, for example, as abrupt warmings in Greenland and changes in monsoon rainfall intensity. However, due to chronological uncertainties it is challenging to know how tightly coupled these changes were. Here we exploit cosmogenic signals caused by changes in the Sun and Earth magnetic fields to link different climate archives and improve our understanding of the dynamics of abrupt climate change.