Articles | Volume 20, issue 1
Research article
30 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 30 Jan 2024

Accumulation rates over the past 260 years archived in Elbrus ice core, Caucasus

Vladimir Mikhalenko, Stanislav Kutuzov, Pavel Toropov, Michel Legrand, Sergey Sokratov, Gleb Chernyakov, Ivan Lavrentiev, Susanne Preunkert, Anna Kozachek, Mstislav Vorobiev, Aleksandra Khairedinova, and Vladimir Lipenkov

Data sets

Ensemble Kalman Fitting Paleo-Reanalysis Version 2 (EKF400_v2) Jörg Franke et al.

Elbrus Ice Core, Caucasus Accumulation Rate Data from 1750-2009 CE NCEI environmental Data Center

Global Precipitation Climatology Centre (GPCC) NOAA

Short summary
In this paper, we present a reconstruction of snow accumulation for both summer and winter over the past 260 years using ice-core records obtained from Mt. Elbrus in the Caucasus region. The accumulation record represents the historical precipitation patterns in a vast region encompassing the northern Caucasus, Black Sea, and southeastern Europe. Our findings show that the North Atlantic plays a crucial role in determining precipitation levels in this region.