Articles | Volume 9, issue 4
The Cryosphere, 9, 1481–1504, 2015
The Cryosphere, 9, 1481–1504, 2015

Research article 06 Aug 2015

Research article | 06 Aug 2015

Recent changes in north-west Greenland climate documented by NEEM shallow ice core data and simulations, and implications for past-temperature reconstructions

V. Masson-Delmotte et al.


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Short summary
The deep NEEM ice core provides the oldest Greenland ice core record, enabling improved understanding of the response of ice core records to local climate. Here, we focus on shallow ice cores providing a stack record of accumulation and water-stable isotopes spanning the past centuries. For the first time, we document the ongoing warming in a Greenland ice core. By combining our data with other Greenland ice cores and model results, we characterise the spatio-temporal patterns of variability.