• Geology
  • Published 2009

Nature and History of Cenozoic Polar Ice Covers: The Case of the Greenland Ice Sheet

@inproceedings{Spielhagen2009NatureAH,
  title={Nature and History of Cenozoic Polar Ice Covers: The Case of the Greenland Ice Sheet},
  author={Robert F. Spielhagen and J{\"o}rn Thiede},
  year={2009}
}
The nature of the modern climate System is characterized by steep temperature gradients between the tropical and polar climatic zones and finds its most spectacular expression in the formation of ice caps in high Northern and Southern latitudes. While polar regions of Planet Earth have been glaciated repeatedly in the long course of their geological history, the Cenozoic transition from a „greenhouse“ to an „icehouse“ has in fact produced a unique climatic scenario with bipolar glacation… CONTINUE READING