Modern Arctic temperatures unprecedented in past 44,000 years
Article first published online: 21 JAN 2014
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 95, Issue 3, page 32, 21 January 2014
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2014), Modern Arctic temperatures unprecedented in past 44,000 years, Eos Trans. AGU, 95(3), 32.(
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- recent warming;
- Arctic amplification
When the temperature rises on Baffin Island, in the Canadian high Arctic, ancient Polytrichum mosses are exposed from beneath melting glacier ice. Within a few years of exposure the mosses are quickly eroded away by snow and wind, but trapped beneath the ice, they can remain, frozen, for thousands of years.