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Late quaternary ice sheet history of northern Eurasia

Svendsen, JI; Alexanderson, Helena LU ; Astakhov, VI; Demidov, I; Dowdeswell, JA; Funder, S; Gataullin, V; Henriksen, M; Hjort, Christian LU and Houmark-Nielsen, M, et al. (2004) In Quaternary Science Reviews 23(11-13). p.1229-1271
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The maximum limits of the Eurasian ice sheets during four glaciations have been reconstructed: (1) the Late Saalian (> 140 ka), (2) the Early Weichselian (100-80 ka), (3) the Middle Weichselian (60-50 ka) and (4) the Late Weichselian (25-15 ka). The reconstructed ice limits are based on satellite data and aerial photographs combined with geological field investigations in Russia and Siberia, and with marine seismic- and sediment core data. The Barents-Kara Ice Sheet got progressively smaller during each glaciation, whereas the dimensions of the Scandinavian Ice Sheet increased. During the last Ice Age the Barents-Kara Ice Sheet attained its maximum size as early as 90-80,000 years ago when the ice front reached far onto the continent. A... (More)
The maximum limits of the Eurasian ice sheets during four glaciations have been reconstructed: (1) the Late Saalian (> 140 ka), (2) the Early Weichselian (100-80 ka), (3) the Middle Weichselian (60-50 ka) and (4) the Late Weichselian (25-15 ka). The reconstructed ice limits are based on satellite data and aerial photographs combined with geological field investigations in Russia and Siberia, and with marine seismic- and sediment core data. The Barents-Kara Ice Sheet got progressively smaller during each glaciation, whereas the dimensions of the Scandinavian Ice Sheet increased. During the last Ice Age the Barents-Kara Ice Sheet attained its maximum size as early as 90-80,000 years ago when the ice front reached far onto the continent. A regrowth of the ice sheets occurred during the early Middle Weichselian, culminating about 60-50,000 years ago. During the Late Weichselian the Barents-Kara Ice Sheet did not reach the mainland east of the Kanin Peninsula, with the exception of the NW fringe of Taimyr. A numerical ice-sheet model, forced by global sea level and solar changes, was run through the full Weichselian glacial cycle. The modeling results are roughly compatible with the geological record of ice growth, but the model underpredicts the glaciations in the Eurasian Arctic during the Early and Middle Weichselian. One reason for this is that the climate in the Eurasian Arctic was not as dry then as during the Late Weichselian glacial maximum. (Less)
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  abstract     = {The maximum limits of the Eurasian ice sheets during four glaciations have been reconstructed: (1) the Late Saalian (> 140 ka), (2) the Early Weichselian (100-80 ka), (3) the Middle Weichselian (60-50 ka) and (4) the Late Weichselian (25-15 ka). The reconstructed ice limits are based on satellite data and aerial photographs combined with geological field investigations in Russia and Siberia, and with marine seismic- and sediment core data. The Barents-Kara Ice Sheet got progressively smaller during each glaciation, whereas the dimensions of the Scandinavian Ice Sheet increased. During the last Ice Age the Barents-Kara Ice Sheet attained its maximum size as early as 90-80,000 years ago when the ice front reached far onto the continent. A regrowth of the ice sheets occurred during the early Middle Weichselian, culminating about 60-50,000 years ago. During the Late Weichselian the Barents-Kara Ice Sheet did not reach the mainland east of the Kanin Peninsula, with the exception of the NW fringe of Taimyr. A numerical ice-sheet model, forced by global sea level and solar changes, was run through the full Weichselian glacial cycle. The modeling results are roughly compatible with the geological record of ice growth, but the model underpredicts the glaciations in the Eurasian Arctic during the Early and Middle Weichselian. One reason for this is that the climate in the Eurasian Arctic was not as dry then as during the Late Weichselian glacial maximum.},
  author       = {Svendsen, JI and Alexanderson, Helena and Astakhov, VI and Demidov, I and Dowdeswell, JA and Funder, S and Gataullin, V and Henriksen, M and Hjort, Christian and Houmark-Nielsen, M and Hubberten, HW and Ingolfsson, O and Jakobsson, M and Kjaer, Kurt and Larsen, E and Lokrantz, H and Lunkka, JP and Lysa, A and Mangerud, J and Matiouchkov, A and Murray, A and Möller, Per and Niessen, F and Nikolskaya, O and Polyak, L and Saarnisto, M and Siegert, C and Siegert, MJ and Spielhagen, RF and Stein, R},
  issn         = {0277-3791},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {11-13},
  pages        = {1229--1271},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {Quaternary Science Reviews},
  title        = {Late quaternary ice sheet history of northern Eurasia},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2003.12.008},
  volume       = {23},
  year         = {2004},
}