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Volume 14, issue 5
Clim. Past, 14, 637–651, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-637-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Clim. Past, 14, 637–651, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-637-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 23 May 2018

Research article | 23 May 2018

Aromatic acids in an Arctic ice core from Svalbard: a proxy record of biomass burning

Mackenzie M. Grieman et al.

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This study presents organic acid levels in an ice core from Svalbard over the past 800 years. These acids are produced from wildfire emissions and transported as aerosol. Organic acid levels are high early in the record and decline until the 20th century. Siberia and Europe are likely the primary source regions of the fire emissions. The data are similar to those from a Siberian ice core prior to 1400 CE. The timing of the divergence after 1400 CE is similar to a shift in North Atlantic climate.
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