Mid-Latitude Depressions during the Last Ice-Age

  • Paul J. Valdes
  • Nicholas M. J. Hall
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 22)


A GCM is used to investigate the distribution, strength and characteristics of mid-latitude depressions during the last glacial maximum (LGM) and to understand their role in the formation and maintenance of continental ice sheets. The model results show that during the northern hemisphere winter, there is an increase in the storm track activity. This results in significant changes in rainfall, and accumulation on the edge of the ice sheet. However in summer, there is net melting at the ice sheet edges, but accumulation at high altitude.


Last Glacial Maximum Storm Track Eddy Kinetic Energy Atlantic Storm Track Last Glacial Maximum Simulation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul J. Valdes
    • 1
  • Nicholas M. J. Hall
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MeteorologyUniversity of ReadingReadingUK

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