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

Miocene Antarctic Ice Sheet area adapts significantly faster than volume to CO2-induced climate change

Lennert B. Stap, Constantijn J. Berends, and Roderik S. W. van de Wal


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on cp-2023-12', Fuyuki Saito, 14 Jul 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Lennert Stap, 17 Aug 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on cp-2023-12', Anonymous Referee #2, 06 Aug 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Lennert Stap, 17 Aug 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (04 Oct 2023) by Irina Rogozhina
AR by Lennert Stap on behalf of the Authors (05 Oct 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (28 Oct 2023) by Irina Rogozhina
RR by Fuyuki Saito (24 Nov 2023)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (13 Dec 2023) by Irina Rogozhina
AR by Lennert Stap on behalf of the Authors (19 Dec 2023)  Author's response   Manuscript 
Short summary
Analysing simulations of Antarctic Ice Sheet variability during the early and mid-Miocene (23 to 14 Myr ago), we find that the ice sheet area adapts faster and more strongly than volume to climate change on quasi-orbital timescales. Considering the recent discovery that ice area, rather than volume, influences deep-ocean temperatures, this implies that the Miocene Antarctic Ice Sheet affects deep-ocean temperatures more than its volume suggests.