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Proglacial lake sediment records of Holocene mountain glacier change on the Nuussuaq Peninsula, West Greenland: Initial results

PUBLISHED June 6, 2022 (DOI: https://doi.org/10.54985/peeref.2206p3512514)



Avriel Schweinsberg1 , Jason Briner2 , Joseph Licciardi1 , Ole Bennike3
  1. University of New Hampshire
  2. University at Buffalo
  3. Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland

Conference / event

47th Annual Arctic Workshop, March 2017 (Buffalo, NY, United States)

Poster summary

This poster presents the initial results of an ongoing project reconstructing local glacier fluctuations in West Greenland using a multi-proxy approach. High-resolution chronologies of Holocene mountain glacier variability are presented. This work contributes to identifying regional patterns of North Atlantic climate variability, especially events during the late Holocene.


Little Ice Age, proglacial lake sediment, deglaciation, North Atlantic

Research areas

Earth Sciences


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  2. Briner, J.P., et al., 2016, Holocene climate change in Arctic Canada and Greenland: Quaternary Science Reviews 147, 340–364.
  3. Kelly, M.A., and Lowell, T.V., 2009, Fluctuations of local glaciers in Greenland during latest Pleistocene and Holocene time: Quaternary Science Reviews 28, 2088 2106.
  4. Schweinsberg, A.D., Briner, J.P., Miller, G.H., Bennike, O., and Thomas, E.K., 2017, Local glaciation in West Greenland linked to North Atlantic Ocean circulation during the Holocene: Geology 45, 195-198.
  5. Young, N.E., Schweinsberg, A.D., Briner, J.P., Schaefer, J.M., 2015, Glacier maxima coeval with Norse settlement in Greenland during the Medieval Warm Period: Science Advances 1, 1-8.


  1. National Geographic

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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.
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, Licciardi, J., Bennike, O. Proglacial lake sediment records of Holocene mountain glacier change on the Nuussuaq Peninsula, West Greenland: Initial results [not peer reviewed]. Peeref 2022 (poster).
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