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Holocene mountain glacier variability in the Sukkertoppen region, western Greenland

PUBLISHED June 6, 2022 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.54985/peeref.2206p4067500)



Avriel Schweinsberg1 , Jason Briner2 , Gifford Miller3 , Alia Lesnek2 , Nathaniel Lifton4 , Siobhan Clements2
  1. University of New Hampshire
  2. University at Buffalo
  3. University of Colorado, Boulder
  4. Purdue University

Conference / event

American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, December 2016 (San Francisco, CA, United States)

Poster summary

Using a multi-proxy approach (lake sediment analysis, exposure dating (10Be and in situ 14C) and radiocarbon dating), we reconstruct local glacier change through the Holocene in the Sukkertoppen region of West Greenland.


mountain glacier, Holocene climate, lake sediment, burial dating, snowline

Research areas

Earth Sciences


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

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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.
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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., Miller, G., Lesnek, A., Lifton, N., Clements, S. Holocene mountain glacier variability in the Sukkertoppen region, western Greenland [not peer reviewed]. Peeref 2022 (poster).
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