Articles | Volume 17, issue 6
Clim. Past, 17, 2559–2576, 2021
Clim. Past, 17, 2559–2576, 2021

Research article 10 Dec 2021

Research article | 10 Dec 2021

A new perspective on permafrost boundaries in France during the Last Glacial Maximum

Kim H. Stadelmaier et al.


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on cp-2021-60', Anonymous Referee #1, 29 Jul 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Kim Helen Albers, 20 Sep 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on cp-2021-60', Jef Vandenberghe, 30 Jul 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Kim Helen Albers, 20 Sep 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (01 Oct 2021) by Alberto Reyes
AR by Kim Helen Stadelmaier on behalf of the Authors (14 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (04 Nov 2021) by Alberto Reyes
Short summary
We use regional climate simulations for the Last Glacial Maximum to reconstruct permafrost and to identify areas of thermal contraction cracking of the ground in western Europe. We find ground cracking, a precondition for the development of permafrost proxies, south of the probable permafrost border, implying that permafrost was not the limiting factor for proxy development. A good agreement with permafrost and climate proxy data is achieved when easterly winds are modelled more frequently.