Articles | Volume 14, issue 12
Clim. Past, 14, 2011–2036, 2018
Clim. Past, 14, 2011–2036, 2018

Research article 18 Dec 2018

Research article | 18 Dec 2018

Long-term deglacial permafrost carbon dynamics in MPI-ESM

Thomas Schneider von Deimling et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (27 Oct 2018) by Ran Feng
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (16 Nov 2018) by Ran Feng
Short summary
Past cold ice age temperatures and the subsequent warming towards the Holocene had large consequences for soil organic carbon (SOC) stored in perennially frozen grounds. Using an Earth system model we show how the spread in areas affected by permafrost have changed under deglacial warming, along with changes in SOC accumulation. Our model simulations suggest phases of circum-Arctic permafrost SOC gain and losses, with a net increase in SOC between the last glacial maximum and the pre-industrial.