Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
Clim. Past, 16, 2445–2458, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-2445-2020
Clim. Past, 16, 2445–2458, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-2445-2020

Research article 10 Dec 2020

Research article | 10 Dec 2020

Stable isotopes in cave ice suggest summer temperatures in east-central Europe are linked to Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation variability

Carmen-Andreea Bădăluţă et al.

Data sets

Focul Viu Ice Cave, Western Carpathians, Romania 1,150 Year Stable Isotope Data C.-A. Badaluta, A. Persoiu, M. Ionita, and N. Piotrowska https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo-search/study/32032

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Short summary
We present a reconstruction of summer temperature for the last millennium in east-central Europe that shows little summer temperature differences between the Medieval Warm Period and the Little Ice Age on centennial scales as well as the fact that well-expressed minima and maxima occurred synchronously with periods of low and high solar activity, respectively. Furthermore, summer temperatures fluctuated with a periodicity similar to that of the Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation.