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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Recent marginal changes of the Mittivakkat Glacier, Southeast Greenland and the discovery of remains of reindeer (Rangifer tarandus), polar bear (Ursus maritimus) and peaty material

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

KNUDSEN N.T. ; NØRNBERG P. ; YDE J.C. ; HASHOLT B. ; HEINEMEIER J. ;

Abstract

During field observations in August 2005 antler remains of a reindeer were found at a recently deglaciated site at about 500 m asl., and bones from a polar bear were found at about 300 m asl. along the margin of Mittivakkat Glacier. In August 2006 old surface vegetation covering peaty material became exposed due to ice recession close to the site where the antler was found. The antler indicates that reindeer lived in the area when the glacier began to advance from a position where it was close to or smaller than today. The vegetation surface and peaty material indicate that the climate was warmer before the onset of the Little Ice Age in Southeast Greenland than today

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geografisk tidsskrift / ISSN 0016-7223 / CODEN GGTKAV

Editor : Kongelige danske geografiske selskab, København - DANEMARK (1877)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 108, no1 [pp. 137-142]

Bibliographic references : 25 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 2112

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