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https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-91-2024
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-91-2024
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11 Jan 2024
Research article |  | 11 Jan 2024

Equilibrium line altitudes of alpine glaciers in Alaska suggest Last Glacial Maximum summer temperature was 2–5 °C lower than during the pre-industrial

Caleb K. Walcott, Jason P. Briner, Joseph P. Tulenko, and Stuart M. Evans

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Available data suggest that Alaska was not as cold as many of the high-latitude areas of the Northern Hemisphere during the Last Ice Age. These results come from isolated climate records, climate models, and data synthesis projects. We used the extents of mountain glaciers during the Last Ice Age and Little Ice Age to show precipitation gradients across Alaska and provide temperature data from across the whole state. Our findings support a relatively warm Alaska during the Last Ice Age.