Articles | Volume 15, issue 3
Clim. Past, 15, 1171–1186, 2019
Clim. Past, 15, 1171–1186, 2019

Research article 01 Jul 2019

Research article | 01 Jul 2019

A reconstruction of warm-water inflow to Upernavik Isstrøm since 1925 CE and its relation to glacier retreat

Flor Vermassen et al.


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (07 Apr 2019) by Alberto Reyes
AR by Natascha Töpfer on behalf of the Authors (23 Apr 2019)  Author's response
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Apr 2019) by Alberto Reyes
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (30 May 2019)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (04 Jun 2019) by Alberto Reyes
Short summary
By studying microfossils from sediments in Upernavik Fjord we investigate the role of ocean warming on the retreat of Upernavik Isstrøm during the past ~90 years. The reconstruction of Atlantic-derived waters shows a pattern similar to that of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation, corroborating previous studies. The response of Upernavik Isstrøm to ocean forcing has been variable in the past, but the current retreat may be temporarily tempered by cooling bottom waters in the coming decade.