|Aerial photo of the Istorvet ice cap today, retreated positions shown by dots above from AD 600-1000, and lower limit during the LIA shown by "LIA Limit"
Monday, February 4, 2013
New paper finds Greenland Istorvet icecap was smaller than the present 1000 years ago
A paper published today in Quaternary Science Reviews examines fossilized plants at the edge of the Istorvet ice cap in East Greenland and determines the ice cap "was smaller than the present from AD 200 to AD 1025." The ice cap subsequently grew during the Little Ice Age [LIA] and then retreated to the present size significantly larger than was present during the Medieval & Roman warming periods.
Posted by MS at 12:24 PM