Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Research article
10 Jan 2018
Research article |  | 10 Jan 2018

Temperature and mineral dust variability recorded in two low-accumulation Alpine ice cores over the last millennium

Pascal Bohleber, Tobias Erhardt, Nicole Spaulding, Helene Hoffmann, Hubertus Fischer, and Paul Mayewski

Data sets

Temperature and mineral dust variability recorded of ice core Colle_Gnifetti_KCC, PANGAEA P. Bohleber, T. Erhardt, N. Spaulding, H. Hoffmann, H. Fischer, and P. Mayewski:

Short summary
The Colle Gnifetti (CG) glacier is the only drilling site in the European Alps offering ice core records back to some 1000 years. We aim to fully exploit these unique long-term records by establishing a reliable long-term age scale and an improved ice core proxy interpretation for reconstructing temperature. Our findings reveal a site-specific temperature-related signal in the trends of the mineral dust proxy Ca2+ that may supplement other proxy evidence over the last millennium.