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Tree-ring-based reconstructions of North American glacier mass balance through the Little Ice Age — Contemporary warming transition

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2013

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Malcomb, Nathan L., and Wiles, Gregory C., 2013, Tree-ring-based reconstructions of North American glacier mass balance through the Little Ice Age — Contemporary warming transition: Quaternary Research, v. 79, no. 2, p. 123-137.

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Glacier mass-balance reconstructions provide a means of placing relatively short observational records into a longer-term context. In western North America, mass-balance records span four to five decades and capture a relatively narrow window of glacial behavior over an interval that was dominated by warming and ablation. We use temperature- and moisture-sensitive tree-ring series to reconstruct annual mass balance for six glaciers in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Mass-balance models rely on the climatic sensitivity of tree-ring chronologies and teleconnection patterns in the North Pacific. The reconstructions extend through the mid to latter portions of the Little Ice Age (LIA) and explore the role of climate variability in forcing [...]

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3397 record import test
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NWBLCC-20160406.xml

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DOI http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.yqres.2012.11.005
ISSN http://sciencebase.gov/vocab/identifierScheme 0033-5894

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