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dc.contributor.authorLuetscher, Marc
dc.contributor.authorBoch, Ronny
dc.contributor.authorSodemann, Harald
dc.contributor.authorSpötl, Christoph
dc.contributor.authorCheng, Hai
dc.contributor.authorEdwards, Roger Lawrence
dc.contributor.authorFrisia, Silvia
dc.contributor.authorHof, Florian
dc.contributor.authorMüller, Wolfgang A.
dc.identifier.citationNature Communications 2015, 6:6344eng
dc.description.abstractThe European Alps are an effective barrier for meridional moisture transport and are thus uniquely placed to record shifts in the North Atlantic storm track pattern associated with the waxing and waning of Late-Pleistocene Northern Hemisphere ice sheets. The lack of well-dated terrestrial proxy records spanning this time period, however, renders the reconstruction of past atmospheric patterns difficult. Here we present a precisely dated, continuous terrestrial record of meteoric precipitation in Europe between 30 and 14.7 ka. In contrast to present-day conditions, our speleothem data provide strong evidence for preferential advection of moisture from the South across the Alps supporting a southward shift of the storm track during the local Last Glacial Maximum (that is, 26.5–23.5 ka). Moreover, our age control indicates that this circulation pattern preceded the Northern Hemisphere precession maximum by ~3 ka, suggesting that obliquity may have played a considerable role in the Alpine ice aggradation.eng
dc.publisherNature Publishing Groupeng
dc.rightsAttribution CC BY 4.0eng
dc.subjectEarth scienceseng
dc.subjectAtmospheric scienceeng
dc.titleNorth Atlantic storm track changes during the Last Glacial Maximum recorded by Alpine speleothemseng
dc.typeJournal articleeng
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Matematikk og naturvitenskap: 400::Geofag: 450::Kvartærgeologi, glasiologi: 465
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Mathematics and natural scienses: 400::Geosciences: 450::Quaternary geology, glaciology: 465
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Matematikk og naturvitenskap: 400::Geofag: 450::Meteorologi: 453
dc.subject.nsiVDP::Mathematics and natural scienses: 400::Geosciences: 450::Meteorology: 453
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2015 Rights Managed by Nature Publishing Groupeng
bora.peerreviewedPeer reviewedeng
dc.type.documentJournal article
noa.nsiVDP::Matematikk og Naturvitenskap: 400eng

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