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Impacts of the Last Glacial Cycle on ground surface temperature reconstructions over the last millennium

Hugo Beltrami; Gurpreet S. Matharoo; Jason E. Smerdon; Lizett Illanes; Lev Tarasov

Title:
Impacts of the Last Glacial Cycle on ground surface temperature reconstructions over the last millennium
Author(s):
Beltrami, Hugo
Matharoo, Gurpreet S.
Smerdon, Jason E.
Illanes, Lizett
Tarasov, Lev
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department(s):
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Volume:
44
Persistent URL:
Book/Journal Title:
Geophysical Research Letters
Geographic Area:
North America
Abstract:
Borehole temperature profiles provide robust estimates of past ground surface temperature changes, in agreement with meteorological data. Nevertheless, past climatic changes such as the Last Glacial Cycle (LGC) generated thermal effects in the subsurface that affect estimates of recent climatic change from geothermal data. We use an ensemble of ice sheet simulations spanning the last 120 ka to assess the impact of the Laurentide Ice Sheet on recent ground surface temperature histories reconstructed from borehole temperature profiles over North America. When the thermal remnants of the LGC are removed, we find larger amounts of subsurface heat storage (2.8 times) and an increased warming of the ground surface over North America by 0.75 K, both relative to uncorrected borehole estimates.
Subject(s):
Paleoclimatology
Climatic changes
Earth temperature
Glacial climates
Publisher DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1002/2016GL071317
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Suggested Citation:
Hugo Beltrami, Gurpreet S. Matharoo, Jason E. Smerdon, Lizett Illanes, Lev Tarasov, , Impacts of the Last Glacial Cycle on ground surface temperature reconstructions over the last millennium, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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