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Lacustrine records of mountain glacier fluctuations from western Greenland

PUBLISHED June 3, 2022 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.54985/peeref.2206p7150757)



Avriel Schweinsberg1 , Jason Briner2 , Ole Bennike3
  1. University of New Hampshire
  2. University at Buffalo
  3. Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

Conference / event

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 2014 (San Francisco, CA, United States)

Poster summary

The relative timing of mountain glaciation during the Holocene in Greenland is poorly understood. Results from this research provide insight on local ice cap variability and implications for climate change during the Holocene in western Greenland using continuous records of mountain glacier variability from proglacial lake sediments, cosmogenic 10Be dating of Holocene moraines, and radiocarbon dating of ice-cap-killed vegetation.


mountain glacier, Greenland, Holocene climate, lake sediment, radiocarbon dating, Neoglacial

Research areas

Earth Sciences


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  1. National Science Foundation (No. ARC-1204005)

Supplemental files

  1. GSA Data Respository for Schweinsberg et al. (2017)   Download

Additional information

Competing interests
No competing interests were disclosed.
Data availability statement
The datasets generated during and/or analyzed during the current study are available from the corresponding author on reasonable request.
Creative Commons license
Copyright © 2022 Schweinsberg et al. This is an open access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Schweinsberg, A., Briner, J., Bennike, O. Lacustrine records of mountain glacier fluctuations from western Greenland [not peer reviewed]. Peeref 2022 (poster).
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