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Read about our project to collect bedrock cores from beneath the Greenland Ice Sheet. These cores will help us determine the last time the Greenland Ice Sheet disappeared. 

Benchmarking Spatial Patterns of Glacier Change

To better understand the trajectory of future glacier change, and related environmental variability, better regional influences on glacier behavior across the planet must be elucidated. For this reason, detailed knowledge of regional glacier change and their deviations from the global pattern are critically needed for paleoclimate and glacial-geomorphology communities. Carbon dioxide changes during the last deglaciation were tightly coupled to mountain glacier change. Yet, this compilation lacked data from the high latitudes.

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In situ cosmogenic 10Be–14C–26Al measurements from recently deglaciated bedrock as a new tool to decipher changes in Greenland Ice Sheet size

Young, N.E.
Lesnek, A. J.
Cuzzone, J. K.
Briner, J. P.
Badgeley, J. A.
Balter-Kennedy, A.
Graham, B. L.
Cluett, A.
Lamp, J. L.
Schwartz, R.
Tuna, T.
Bard, E.
Caffee, M. W.
Zimmerman, S. R. H.
Schaefer, J. M.
Summary figure

Deglaciation of the Greenland and Laurentide ice sheets interrupted by glacier advance during abrupt coolings

Nicolás E. Young
Jason P. Briner
Gifford H. Miller
Alia J. Lesnek
Sarah E. Crump
Elizabeth K. Thomas
Simon L. Pendleton
Joshua Cuzzone
Jennifer Lamp
Susan Zimmerman
Marc Caffee
Joerg M. Schaefer