Articles | Volume 14, issue 6
Research article
06 Jun 2018
Research article |  | 06 Jun 2018

Ground surface temperature reconstruction for the last 500 years obtained from permafrost temperatures observed in the SHARE STELVIO Borehole, Italian Alps

Mauro Guglielmin, Marco Donatelli, Matteo Semplice, and Stefano Serra Capizzano

Data sets

Global Terrestrial Network on Permafrost (GTN-P) Database Mauro Guglielmin

Short summary
The reconstruction of ground surface temperature for the last 500 years, obtained at the deepest mountain permafrost borehole of the world (Stelvio Pass, 3000 m a.s.l., Italian Alps), is presented here. The main difference with respect to MAAT reconstructions obtained through other proxy data for all of Europe relates to post Little Ice Age (LIA) events. Indeed at this site a stronger cooling of ca 1 °C between 1940 and 1989 and even a more abrupt warming between 1990 and 2011 was detected.