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The Cryosphere An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
The Cryosphere, 11, 281-302, 2017
http://www.the-cryosphere.net/11/281/2017/
doi:10.5194/tc-11-281-2017
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Research article
27 Jan 2017
Simulating the evolution of Hardangerjøkulen ice cap in southern Norway since the mid-Holocene and its sensitivity to climate change
Henning Åkesson et al.

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We present simulations of the history of Hardangerjøkulen ice cap in southern Norway using a dynamical ice sheet model. From mid-Holocene ice-free conditions 4000 years ago, Hardangerjøkulen grows nonlinearly in response to a linear climate forcing, reaching maximum extent during the Little Ice Age (~ 1750 AD). The ice cap exhibits spatially asymmetric growth and retreat and is highly sensitive to climate change. Our results call for reassessment of glacier reconstructions from proxy records.
We present simulations of the history of Hardangerjøkulen ice cap in southern Norway using a...
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