Historical and Holocene Glacier – Climate Variations

Eds: Kull C, Solomina O, Haeberli W & Wiles G

Global and Planetary Change, vol. 60(1-2), 1-164, 2008

This special issue provides an overview of research activities concerning past to recent changes in the timing of glacier changes and their linkages to climate. The contributions are based on presentations from two glacier–climate–cryosphere sessions co-organized by the EU-funded GLOCHAMORE project (Global Change in Mountain Regions), PAGES, and the WGMS (World Glacier Monitoring Service) at the Open Science Conference on “Global Change in Mountain Regions” organized by the MRI (Mountain Research Initiative) and held from 2-6 October 2005 in Perth, Scotland, UK.

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> Historical and Holocene glacier–climate variations: General concepts and overview [p.1]
Solomina O, Haeberli W, Kull C & Wiles G

> Norwegian mountain glaciers in the past, present and future [p.10]
Nesje A, Bakke J, Dahl SO, Lie Ø & Matthews JA

> Strength and spatial patterns of the Holocene wintertime westerlies in the NE Atlantic region [p.28]
Bakke J, Lie Ø, Dahl SO, Nesje A & Bjune AE

> 19th century glacier representations and fluctuations in the central and western European Alps: An interdisciplinary approach [p.42]
Zumbühl HJ, Steiner D & Nussbaumer SU

> Palaeoclimate from glaciers: Examples from the Eastern Alps during the Alpine Lateglacial and early Holocene [p.58]
Kerschner H & Ivy-Ochs S

> Recent glacier changes and climate trends on South Georgia [p.72]
Gordon JE, Haynes VM & Hubbard A

> 20th-century glacier recession and regional hydroclimatic changes in northwestern Patagonia [p.85]
Masiokas MH, Villalba R, Luckman BH, Lascano ME, Delgado S & Stepanek P

> Tracing tropical Andean glaciers over space and time: Some lessons and transdisciplinary implications [p.101]
Mark BG

> Century to millennial-scale temperature variations for the last two thousand years indicated from glacial geologic records of Southern Alaska [p.115]
Wiles GC, Barclay DJ, Calkin PE & Lowell TV

> Late Holocene monsoonal temperate glacier fluctuations on the Tibetan Plateau [p.126]
Yang B, Bräuning A, Dong Z, Zhang Z & Keqing J

> A brief consideration of climate forcing factors in view of the Holocene glacier record [p.141]
Grove AT

> Late Pleistocene glaciation in the Central Andes: Temperature versus humidity control — A case study from the eastern Bolivian Andes (17°S) and regional synthesis [p.148]
Kull C, Imhof S, Grosjean M, Zech R & Veit

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