Articles | Volume 19, issue 9
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-19-1805-2023
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-19-1805-2023
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15 Sep 2023
Research article |  | 15 Sep 2023

Atmosphere–cryosphere interactions during the last phase of the Last Glacial Maximum (21 ka) in the European Alps

Costanza Del Gobbo, Renato R. Colucci, Giovanni Monegato, Manja Žebre, and Filippo Giorgi

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We studied atmosphere–cryosphere interaction during the last phase of the Last Glacial Maximum in the Alpine region, using a high-resolution regional climate model. We analysed the climate south and north of the Alps, using a detailed map of the Alpine equilibrium line altitude (ELA) to study the mechanism that sustained the Alpine glaciers at 21 ka. The Genoa low and a mild Mediterranean Sea led to frequent snowfall in the southern Alps, thus preserving the glaciers and lowering the ELA.