Journal cover Journal topic
Climate of the Past An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Journal topic

Journal metrics

Journal metrics

  • IF value: 3.174 IF 3.174
  • IF 5-year value: 3.841 IF 5-year
    3.841
  • CiteScore value: 3.48 CiteScore
    3.48
  • SNIP value: 1.078 SNIP 1.078
  • IPP value: 3.38 IPP 3.38
  • SJR value: 1.981 SJR 1.981
  • Scimago H <br class='hide-on-tablet hide-on-mobile'>index value: 58 Scimago H
    index 58
  • h5-index value: 42 h5-index 42
Discussion papers
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-49
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2019-49
© Author(s) 2019. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 21 May 2019

Research article | 21 May 2019

Review status
This discussion paper is a preprint. It is a manuscript under review for the journal Climate of the Past (CP).

Late Weichselian thermal state at the base of the Scandinavian Ice Sheet

Dmitry Y. Demezhko, Anastasia A. Gornostaeva, and Alexander N. Antipin Dmitry Y. Demezhko et al.
  • Institute of Geophysics UB RAS, Yekaterinburg, 620016, Russia

Abstract. Geothermal estimates of the ground surface temperatures for the last glacial cycle in Northern Europe has been analyzed. During the Middle and Late Weichselian (55–12 kyr BP) a substantial part of this area was covered by the Scandinavian Ice Sheet. The analysis of geothermal data has allowed reconstructing limits of the ice sheet extension and its basal thermal state in the Late Weichselian. Ground surface temperatures outside the ice sheet were extremely low (from −8 to −18 °C). Within the ice sheet, there were both thawed and frozen zones. The revealed temperature pattern is generally consistent with the modern one for the ground surface temperatures in Greenland that makes it possible to consider these ice sheets as analogues. The anomalous climatically induced surface heat flux and orbital insolation of the Earth varied consistently outside the glaciation and independently within the limits of the ice sheet.

Dmitry Y. Demezhko et al.
Interactive discussion
Status: open (until 24 Jul 2019)
Status: open (until 24 Jul 2019)
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
[Subscribe to comment alert] Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement
Dmitry Y. Demezhko et al.
Dmitry Y. Demezhko et al.
Viewed  
Total article views: 199 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total BibTeX EndNote
163 33 3 199 3 3
  • HTML: 163
  • PDF: 33
  • XML: 3
  • Total: 199
  • BibTeX: 3
  • EndNote: 3
Views and downloads (calculated since 21 May 2019)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 21 May 2019)
Viewed (geographical distribution)  
Total article views: 170 (including HTML, PDF, and XML) Thereof 166 with geography defined and 4 with unknown origin.
Country # Views %
  • 1
1
 
 
 
 
Cited  
Saved  
No saved metrics found.
Discussed  
No discussed metrics found.
Latest update: 18 Jun 2019
Publications Copernicus
Download
Citation