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Large-scale glaciations in the Arctic only began about 2.7 million years ago; before that, the northern hemisphere had been largely free of ice for more than 500 million years. What factors allowed the glaciation of Greenland to begin? Steinberger et al. identify three solid-Earth processes that played an important role. Firstly, the Iceland plume was directly beneath East Greenland from about 60 to 30 million years ago. This is the likely reason why the lithosphere there even today is only about 90 km thick. More recent pulses of hot material rising through the Iceland plume could flow beneath the thin lithosphere. The most recent pulse arrived there during the past 10 million years, and uplifted East Greenland, forming high mountains. Secondly, tectonic plate motion moved Greenland northward. And thirdly, a shift in the Earth's axis termed 'True Polar Wander' had the effect of moving Greenland still further north. The combined effect was a northward shift of about 18° during the past 60 million years. Hence Greenland was only recently sufficiently far north, and its mountain tops in the east were sufficiently high, that glaciations could be initiated.
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The key role of global solid-Earth processes in preconditioning Greenland's glaciation since the Pliocene
Bernhard Steinberger, Wim Spakman, Peter Japsen and Trond H. Torsvik
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