nerc.ac.uk

Climate changes in the Atlantic sector of Antarctica over the past 500 years from ice-core and other evidence

Peel, D.A.; Mulvaney, R.; Pasteur, E.C.; Chenery, C.. 1996 Climate changes in the Atlantic sector of Antarctica over the past 500 years from ice-core and other evidence. In: Jones, Philip D.; Bradley, Raymond S.; Jouzel, Jean, (eds.) Climatic variations and forcing mechanisms of the last 2000 years. Springer, 243-262. (NATO ASI series. Series I: Global environmental change, 41).

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)

Abstract/Summary

Evidence from ice cores, borehole temperatures, early expeditions and glacier margins is used to identify the major climate trends of the past 500 years in the Antarctic Peninsula region. Apparent conflicts between the different data sources are exposed and causes discussed. Ice-core records from areas influenced by the Weddell Sea appear to be strongly sensitive to ice-edge effects, which can be detected in the profiles of deuterium excess and methane sulphonic acid. The various data now appear to be consistent with a scenario where conditions during the mid-19th century to 1940’s period was fairly cool until the onset of the recent extensive warming in the post-1940’s period. The coldest period of the past 300 years appears to have occurred around 1760–1780, associated with strong disturbances in the atmospheric circulation in the Weddell Sea region. This may be contemporaneous with a rather stronger cold anomaly previously observed at Law Dome and suggested for ice cores recovered elsewhere in East Antarctica.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): 10.1007/978-3-642-61113-1_12
Programmes: BGS Programmes > NERC Isotope Geoscience Laboratory
BAS Programmes > Pre 2000 programme
ISBN: 9783642611131
Date made live: 28 Nov 2016 13:42 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/515253

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Document Downloads

Downloads for past 30 days

Downloads per month over past year

More statistics for this item...