"Little Ice Age" Research: A Perspective from Iceland

@article{Ogilvie2001LittleIA,
  title={"Little Ice Age" Research: A Perspective from Iceland},
  author={Astrid E. J. Ogilvie and T. J{\'o}nsson},
  journal={Climatic Change},
  year={2001},
  volume={48},
  pages={9-52}
}
The development during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries of the sciences of meteorology and climatology and their subdisciplines has made possible an ever-increasing understanding of the climate of the past. In particular, the refinement of palaeoclimatic proxy data has meant that the climate of the past thousand years has begun to be extensively studied. In the context of this research, it has often been suggested that a warm epoch occurred in much of northern Europe, the north Atlantic… 

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