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The 8.2 ka event; calendar-dated glacier response in the Alps

Kurt Nicolussi and Christian Schluechter
The 8.2 ka event; calendar-dated glacier response in the Alps
Geology (Boulder) (July 2012) 40 (9): 819-822


Evidence for an 8.2 ka event-related advance for an Alpine glacier was missing for a long time. In the light of dendrochronological analyses for tree remains found in front of the Mont Mine Glacier, Swiss Alps, we present evidence for such an advance related to the 8.2 ka event. Calendar dates established for dozens of tree remains place this glacier advance approximately 8175 yr before A.D. 2000. Therefore, this 8.2 ka advance response of the Mont Mine Glacier terminated a nearly millennial-long retreat period with a glacier always shorter than today.

ISSN: 0091-7613
EISSN: 1943-2682
Serial Title: Geology (Boulder)
Serial Volume: 40
Serial Issue: 9
Title: The 8.2 ka event; calendar-dated glacier response in the Alps
Affiliation: University of Innsbruck, Institute of Geography, Innsbruck, Austria
Pages: 819-822
Published: 20120718
Text Language: English
Publisher: Geological Society of America (GSA), Boulder, CO, United States
References: 29
Accession Number: 2012-073274
Categories: Quaternary geology
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Annotation: With GSA Data Repository Item 2012231; accessed on July 26, 2012
Illustration Description: illus.
Source Medium: WWW
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Secondary Affiliation: University of Bern, CHE, Switzerland
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data supplied by the Geological Society of America, Boulder, CO, United States
Update Code: 201238
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