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“Ice Age Blob” Discovered South Of Greenland

22.02.2016 18:06 Age: 2 yrs

Click to enlarge. Warm ocean water existed south of Greenland, wedged between two major ice sheets during the last ice age. illustration: M. Sojtaric/ Courtesy: CAGE

Click to enlarge. Great Ocean conveyor. Courtesy: CAGE

Click to enlarge. North Atlantic current and ice sheets during the last ice age. SO2 is the site where the sediment core is retrieved from, indicating existence of a warm blob. Illustration: T. Rasmussen/CAGE and E. Thomsen/Aarhus University. Courtesy: CAGE


From the Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate (CAGE)

New research published in Nature Scientific Reports in February indicates that a warm ocean surface water prevailed during the last ice age, sandwiched between two major ice sheets just south of Greenland.

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North Atlantic warming during Dansgaard-Oeschger events synchronous with Antarctic warming and out-of-phase with Greenland climate by Tine L. Rasmussen, Erik Thomsen and Matthias Moros published in Scientific Reports doi:10.1038/srep20535

Read the abstract and get the paper here.


CAGE news release here.