Articles | Volume 18, issue 5
Research article
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10 May 2022
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 10 May 2022

Melt in the Greenland EastGRIP ice core reveals Holocene warm events

Julien Westhoff, Giulia Sinnl, Anders Svensson, Johannes Freitag, Helle Astrid Kjær, Paul Vallelonga, Bo Vinther, Sepp Kipfstuhl, Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, and Ilka Weikusat


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on cp-2021-89', Anonymous Referee #1, 01 Aug 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Julien Westhoff, 16 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on cp-2021-89', Anonymous Referee #2, 18 Oct 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Julien Westhoff, 16 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (30 Nov 2021) by Denis-Didier Rousseau
AR by Julien Westhoff on behalf of the Authors (17 Feb 2022)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (17 Feb 2022) by Denis-Didier Rousseau
RR by Elizabeth Thomas (01 Apr 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (01 Apr 2022) by Denis-Didier Rousseau
AR by Julien Westhoff on behalf of the Authors (08 Apr 2022)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
We present a melt event record from an ice core from central Greenland, which covers the past 10 000 years. Our record displays warm summer events, which can be used to enhance our understanding of the past climate. We compare our data to anomalies in tree ring width, which also represents summer temperatures, and find a good correlation. Furthermore, we investigate an outstandingly warm event in the year 986 AD or 991 AD, which has not been analyzed before.