Articles | Volume 15, issue 1
Clim. Past, 15, 121–133, 2019
Clim. Past, 15, 121–133, 2019
Research article
17 Jan 2019
Research article | 17 Jan 2019

The Antarctic Ice Sheet response to glacial millennial-scale variability

Javier Blasco et al.

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The LGP is a period punctuated by the presence of several abrupt climate events and sea-level variations of up to 20 m at millennial timescales. The origin of those fluctuations is attributed to NH paleo ice sheets, but a contribution from the AIS cannot be excluded. Here, for the first time, we investigate the response of the AIS to millennial climate variability using an ice sheet–shelf model. We shows that the AIS produces substantial sea-level rises and grounding line migrations.