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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.
CP | Articles | Volume 14, issue 1
Clim. Past, 14, 21–37, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-21-2018
Clim. Past, 14, 21–37, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-21-2018

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 et al.

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Cited articles

Ahmed, M., Anchukaitis, K. J., Asrat, A., et al.: Continental-scale temperature variability during the past two millennia, Nat. Geosci., 6, 339–346, 2013. a
Alean, J., Haeberli, W., and Schädler, B.: Snow accumulation, firn temperature and solar radiation in the area of the Colle Gnifetti core drilling site (Monte Rosa, Swiss Alps): distribution patterns and interrelationships, Zeitschrift für Gletscherkunde und Glazialgeologie, 19, 131–147, 1983. a, b
Bohleber, P., Wagenbach, D., Schöner, W., and Böhm, R.: To what extent do water isotope records from low accumulation Alpine ice cores reproduce instrumental temperature series?, Tellus B, 65, 20148, https://doi.org/10.3402/tellusb.v65i0.20148, 2013. a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h
Bohleber, P., Erhardt, T., Spaulding, N., Hoffmann, H., Fischer, H., and Mayewski, P.: Temperature and mineral dust variability recorded of ice core Colle_Gnifetti_KCC, PANGAEA, available at: https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.883521, last access: 10 January 2018. 
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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.
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