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Temperature change is the major driver of late-glacial and Holocene glacier fluctuations in New Zealand

Brian Anderson and Andrew Mackintosh
Temperature change is the major driver of late-glacial and Holocene glacier fluctuations in New Zealand
Geology (Boulder) (February 2006) 34 (2): 121-124

Abstract

Advance and retreat of temperate glaciers is largely controlled by changes in temperature and precipitation, but the relative importance of these drivers is debated. Numerical modeling of a New Zealand glacier reveals that temperature is the dominant control on glacier length. We find that a glacial advance, dated to ca. 13,000 yr B.P., requires a cooling event of 3-4 degrees C. This mid-latitude Southern Hemisphere cooling is similar in magnitude to the Antarctic Cold Reversal in the Vostok ice core record and likely to be a response to the same climate signal.


ISSN: 0091-7613
EISSN: 1943-2682
Coden: GLGYBA
Serial Title: Geology (Boulder)
Serial Volume: 34
Serial Issue: 2
Title: Temperature change is the major driver of late-glacial and Holocene glacier fluctuations in New Zealand
Affiliation: Victoria University of Wellington, Antarctic Research Centre and School of Earth Sciences, Wellington, New Zealand
Pages: 121-124
Published: 200602
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
References: 31
Accession Number: 2006-021475
Categories: Quaternary geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. 1 table, sketch map
S43°31'60" - S43°19'60", E170°04'60" - E170°19'60"
S78°28'00" - S78°28'00", E106°47'60" - E106°47'60"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by the Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 200611
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