Glacier maxima in Baffin Bay during the Medieval Warm Period coeval with Norse settlement

@inproceedings{Young2015GlacierMI,
  title={Glacier maxima in Baffin Bay during the Medieval Warm Period coeval with Norse settlement},
  author={Nicol{\'a}s E. Young and Avriel D Schweinsberg and Jason P. Briner and Joerg M. Schaefer},
  booktitle={Science Advances},
  year={2015}
}
The climatic mechanisms driving the shift from the Medieval Warm Period (MWP) to the Little Ice Age (LIA) in the North Atlantic region are debated. We use cosmogenic beryllium-10 dating to develop a moraine chronology with century-scale resolution over the last millennium and show that alpine glaciers in Baffin Island and western Greenland were at or near their maximum LIA configurations during the proposed general timing of the MWP. Complimentary paleoclimate proxy data suggest that the… CONTINUE READING