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Clim. Past, 18, 1011–1034, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-1011-2022
Clim. Past, 18, 1011–1034, 2022
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-18-1011-2022
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Melt in the Greenland EastGRIP ice core reveals Holocene warm events

Julien Westhoff et al.

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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.