Dating of the Narssarssuaq stade in southern Greenland

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Abstract

Following the Holocene thermal maximum, the Greenland ice sheet began to expand, and many local glaciers formed. The maximum extent of most outlet glaciers from the Inland Ice was reached around 100 to 200 years ago. However, some exceptions have been recorded. In southern Greenland, the Neoglacial Narssarssuaq stade marks an older re-advance that exceeded the historical advance. The dating of the Narssarssuaq stade has been much debated. Here we present new radiocarbon dates from a sediment core collected from a small lake within the moraines formed during this stade. A minimum age for the Narssarssuaq stade of around 1200 yr BP is suggested from the dates.

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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Geologi

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Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)279-282
TidskriftThe Holocene
Volym17
Utgivningsnummer2
StatusPublished - 2007
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa