Articles | Volume 18, issue 3
Clim. Past, 18, 579–606, 2022
Clim. Past, 18, 579–606, 2022
Review article
 | Highlight paper
30 Mar 2022
Review article  | Highlight paper | 30 Mar 2022

Arctic glaciers and ice caps through the Holocene:a circumpolar synthesis of lake-based reconstructions

Laura J. Larocca and Yarrow Axford

Data sets

Holocene lake-based Arctic glacier and ice cap records L. Larocca

Short summary
This paper synthesizes 66 records of glacier variations over the Holocene from lake archives across seven Arctic regions. We find that summers only moderately warmer than today drove major environmental change across the Arctic in the early Holocene, including the widespread loss of glaciers. In comparison, future projections of Arctic temperature change far exceed estimated early Holocene values in most locations, portending the eventual loss of most of the Arctic's small glaciers.