Articles | Volume 17, issue 6
Clim. Past, 17, 2451–2479, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2451-2021
Clim. Past, 17, 2451–2479, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-2451-2021
Research article
02 Dec 2021
Research article | 02 Dec 2021

Early Holocene cold snaps and their expression in the moraine record of the eastern European Alps

Sandra M. Braumann et al.

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Glacier reconstructions provide insights into past climatic conditions and elucidate processes and feedbacks that modulate the climate system both in the past and present. We investigate the transition from the last glacial to the current interglacial and generate beryllium-10 moraine chronologies in glaciated catchments of the eastern European Alps. We find that rapid warming was superimposed by centennial-scale cold phases that appear to have influenced large parts of the Northern Hemisphere.