Holocene Glacier Fluctuations and Winter Precipitation Variations in Southern Norway
Glacier fluctuations provide important information on climate variations as a result of changes in the mass and energy balance at the Earth’s surface. Variations in glacier mass balance (e.g. Paterson 1994) are the direct reaction of a glacier to climatic variations. Fluctuations in the length of valley and cirque glaciers, on the other hand, are the indirect, filtered, and commonly enhanced response. Available mass balance records are, however, relatively short compared to the longer records of glacier length variations.
KeywordsGlaciers Holocene Southern Norway Winter precipitation
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