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The Most Extensive Holocene Advance in the Stauning Alper, East Greenland, Occurred in the Little Ice Age

Brenda L. Hall, University of Maine, Orono
Carlo Baroni
George H. Denton, University of Maine, Orono

Abstract

We present glacial geologic and chronologic data concerning the Holocene ice extent in the Stauning Alper of East Greenland. The retreat of ice from the late-glacial position back into the mountains was accomplished by at least 11 000 cal years B.P. The only recorded advance after this time occurred during the past few centuries (the Little Ice Age). Therefore, we postulate that the Little Ice Age event represents the maximum Holocene ice extent in this part of East Greenland.

Suggested Citation

Brenda L. Hall, Carlo Baroni, and George H. Denton. "The Most Extensive Holocene Advance in the Stauning Alper, East Greenland, Occurred in the Little Ice Age" Polar Research 27.2 (2008): 128-134.
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/george_denton/1