Navigation Links
Analysis of Greenland ice cores adds to historical record and provide glimpse into climate's future
Date:1/25/2013

A new study that provides surprising details on changes in Earth's climate from more than 100,000 years ago indicates that the last interglacial--the period between "ice ages"--was warmer than previously thought and may be a good analog for future climate, as greenhouse gases increase in the atmosphere and global temperatures rise.

The research findings also indicate that melting of the massive West Antarctic ice sheet may have contributed more to sea-level rise at that time than melting of the Greenland ice sheet.

The new results from the North Greenland Eemian Ice Drilling (NEEM) project were published in the Jan. 24 edition of Nature.

Members of the research team noted that they were working in Greenland during the summer of 2012 during a rare modern melt event similar to those discussed in the paper.

"We were quite shocked by the warm surface temperatures observed at the NEEM ice camp in July 2012," said Dorthe Dahl-Jensen, of the University of Copenhagen, the NEEM project leader.

"It was simply raining, and, just as during the Eemian period, meltwater formed subsurface ice layers. While this was an extreme event, the present warming over Greenland makes surface melt more likely, and the predicted warming over Greenland in the next 50-100 years will potentially have Eemian-like climate conditions."

The Eemian interglacial period began about 130,000 years ago and ended about 115,000 years ago.

The project logistics for NEEM are managed by Denmark's Centre for Ice and Climate. The Arctic Sciences Section in the National Science Foundation's Division of Polar Programs manages the U.S. support for the project.

In addition to Denmark and the United States, researchers from Belgium, Canada, China, France, Germany, Iceland, Japan, the Netherlands, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom are also partners in NEEM.

The research published this week shows th
'/>"/>

Contact: Peter West
pwest@nsf.gov
703-292-7530
National Science Foundation
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. Analysis of Marcellus flowback finds high levels of ancient brines
2. Neurotechnology Launches SkyBiometry Spin-off Company to Deliver SaaS Biometric Identification and Feature Analysis
3. Combining two genome analysis approaches supports immune system contribution to autism
4. Elsevier launches new open access journal -- Case Studies in Engineering Failure Analysis
5. Surface analysis techniques for advanced materials enhance Mazovias research potential
6. Pear genome provides new insight into breeding improvement and evolutionary trace analysis
7. Detection, analysis of cell dust may allow diagnosis, monitoring of brain cancer
8. Ingenuity Variant Analysis Sees Exponential Customer Adoption
9. Whitehead scientists identify major flaw in standard approach to global gene expression analysis
10. DNA analysis aids in classifying single-celled algae
11. International Life Sciences Conferences Address Advancements in High-Content Analysis, Sample Preparation, Clinical Trial Supply and Protein and Antibody Engineering
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Analysis of Greenland ice cores adds to historical record and provide glimpse into climate's future
(Date:8/25/2015)... and BELLEVUE, Wash. , Aug. 25, ... robotic systems, announced today it will unveil its "Guardian ... (UGV), at the National Tactical Officers Association Conference on ... The Guardian S is the first-ever commercially available energetically ... of research and in-field trials and is protected by ...
(Date:8/24/2015)... , Aug. 24, 2015  Based on its recent ... DERMALOG with the 2015 African Biometrics Company of the Year ... achieved substantial commercial success in Africa . ... , where it has implemented one of the largest biometric ... as well as the Central Bank of Nigeria ...
(Date:8/20/2015)... , Aug. 20, 2015   Sensory, ... on improving the user experience and security of ... technologies, today announced that its TrulySecure™ ... authentication software to be FIDO Certified™. ... for compliance with the FIDO UAF (Universal Authentication ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Sarcos to Debut First-of-its-Kind Snake Robot 2Sarcos to Debut First-of-its-Kind Snake Robot 3Frost & Sullivan Applauds DERMALOG's Rise as the Supplier of Best-in-class Biometric Solutions in Africa 2Frost & Sullivan Applauds DERMALOG's Rise as the Supplier of Best-in-class Biometric Solutions in Africa 3Frost & Sullivan Applauds DERMALOG's Rise as the Supplier of Best-in-class Biometric Solutions in Africa 4Frost & Sullivan Applauds DERMALOG's Rise as the Supplier of Best-in-class Biometric Solutions in Africa 5Frost & Sullivan Applauds DERMALOG's Rise as the Supplier of Best-in-class Biometric Solutions in Africa 6TrulySecure From Sensory Becomes First Face and Voice Biometrics Technology to be FIDO UAF Certified 2TrulySecure From Sensory Becomes First Face and Voice Biometrics Technology to be FIDO UAF Certified 3TrulySecure From Sensory Becomes First Face and Voice Biometrics Technology to be FIDO UAF Certified 4TrulySecure From Sensory Becomes First Face and Voice Biometrics Technology to be FIDO UAF Certified 5
... reporting an "important step" toward development of a universal ... blood to match donor and recipient before transfusions. A ... from antibodies that could trigger a potentially fatal immune ... appears in the ACS journal, Biomacromolecules . ...
... Society for Clinical and Economic Aspects of Osteoporosis ... (IOF) have announced that Professor Gerard Karsenty of ... awarded the first Herbert A. Fleisch ESCEO-IOF Medal. ... work contributed to the development of the field ...
... took nearly a decade before University of Maryland researchers were ... used in the 2001 deadly letter attacks. But now, they ... have published the first account of the pioneering work, which ... investigators a way to "fingerprint" bacteria. The current online ...
Cached Biology News:Inaugural Herbert A. Fleisch ESCEO-IOF Medal is awarded to Professor Gerard Karsenty 2Now, the story can be told - how scientists helped ID 'Amerithrax' 2Now, the story can be told - how scientists helped ID 'Amerithrax' 3
(Date:9/2/2015)... 2, 2015  Neurotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announced today ... multicenter Phase 2 clinical trial of NT-503 Encapsulated ... recurrent subfoveal choroidal neovascularization secondary to age related ... vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor protein continuously ... "This landmark proof-of-concept study will evaluate NT-503 ECT ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... 2015 BioLight Life Sciences ... "Company"), a firm that invests in, manages and ... announced today that presentations highlighting its IOPtiMate™ system ... at the Ophthalmology Futures European Forum and the ... & Refractive Surgeons ("ESCRS"), both taking place in ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... ... will be attending Pharma Ed Resources upcoming educational seminar and training session ... leading speakers, this timely conference will provide Updates & Case Studies on the ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... September 2, 2015 ... die Forschung und Entwicklung neuartiger Therapien für ... Darmerkrankungen und Reizdarm konzentriert, erhält vom US ... sein neues Medikament patentiert wird. Das Medikament ... bei Kindern verhindert und Entzündungen vorbeugt.   ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Neurotech Announces First Patient Enrolled in Novel Anti-VEGF Encapsulated Cell Therapy Study 2Neurotech Announces First Patient Enrolled in Novel Anti-VEGF Encapsulated Cell Therapy Study 3Neurotech Announces First Patient Enrolled in Novel Anti-VEGF Encapsulated Cell Therapy Study 4Presentations to Highlight BioLight's IOPtiMate[TM] System at Upcoming European Ophthalmology Conferences 2Presentations to Highlight BioLight's IOPtiMate[TM] System at Upcoming European Ophthalmology Conferences 3Whitehouse Laboratories to Participate in Pharm Ed Resources Extractables, Leachables, & Elemental Impurities Educational Seminar 2Whitehouse Laboratories to Participate in Pharm Ed Resources Extractables, Leachables, & Elemental Impurities Educational Seminar 3Das Patent von Swecure zur Verhinderung von Allergien bei Kindern wird in den USA zugelassen 2
... fear for a doctor may be losing a patient, but a ... hospital, there are hundreds of supplies to keep track of and ... leaves doctors rooting around in the supply closet for an IV ... a defibrillator. , ,According to Barry Chaiken, associate chief medical officer ...
... Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle ventured into what could ... controversial stem cell patent of the Wisconsin Alumni Research ... cell research, Doyle went after his Republican opponent, Congressman ... human embryonic stem cell research. , ,Firing back, Green charged ...
... of announcements from hard disk drive stalwart Seagate. After all, this ... years - and disk storage is, as everyone knows, a rather ... someone has packed another gigabyte of magnetic bits onto the head ... pay much attention to - or even see - the announcement ...
Cached Biology Technology:RFID system aids hospital in tracking assets 2RFID system aids hospital in tracking assets 3Doyle, Green exchange stem cell salvos 2Doyle, Green exchange stem cell salvos 3Doyle, Green exchange stem cell salvos 4Digital Media Superstar: Seagate? 2Digital Media Superstar: Seagate? 3
... For nucleofection of optimized cell lines ... including the nucleofection parameters. Nucleofector Kits are ... Device., Different cell lines can be transfected ... viabilities are given in brackets in percent ...
... irradiation and antimicrobial stainless steel to create ... Quickly inactivate DNA between experiments with UV ... antimicrobial coated stainless steel Decontaminate ... 30-minute timer UVP's Sterilizing UV ...
... performance spectral scanning multimode reader with ... advanced SkanIt Software it offers superior ... assay development. Varioskan provides unlimited wavelength ... and photometric assays and a dispenser ...
Strip Removal Tool 25/Box...
Biology Products: