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This was followed by a period of glacier advance that started around the lifetime of the Iceman, with a delayed onset of glaciation on lower elevation summits. Photograph of the Buntes Moor bog profile with indicated radiocarbon ages 28 as orange dashed lines. Grey layers are fluvioglacial sediments from the basin e. Dark layers are peat formed during warm periods. As shown in Fig. At high-elevation and summit locations, glaciers are typically very limited in size and heavily exposed to wind erosion as a main constraint on net accumulation there 8.
Instead, the dependence on altitude found here suggests a primary connection to mean annual temperature, and its lapse rate, for neoglaciation at these sites. In a simplistic view, a cooling trend would lead to snow accumulation, prolonged positive mass balance and subsequent ice formation on highest elevation sites earlier than on lower elevation, as the ablation rate is smaller at the former. Vice versa, warm periods might lead to increased ablation and prolonged negative mass balance on lower sites, leaving higher glaciers unchanged in geometry, as is the case today for the highest summits of the Western Alps Compilation of dated past neoglaciation events at high-elevation locations in the Alps.
Note the general correspondence between glacier maximum age and its altitude. The blue shaded area indicates the period of continuous ice cover. Also shown are the tree line reconstruction from Kaunertal 26 and the reconstructed advances of Gepatschferner greater than its extent Within the region of WSS, maximum glacier age constraints were obtained from a deep ice core drilled at Ortler summit glacier: aerosol-based micro- 14 C dating indicates a glacier formation starting earlier at the higher altitude of around m, namely around 6.
As opposed to the ice dome at WSS, the saddle geometry affects the interpretation of the ice core dating in relation to glacier maximum age constraints. At Colle Gnifetti, for two ice cores drilled close to the saddle point, radiocarbon dates from the deepest layers point to ice older than In contrast, in an ice core drilled at a flank position, a basal age of only 4.
Two non-exclusive interpretations may explain the age difference between saddle and flank locations. Due to ice flow at flank positions, the deepest ice layer originating from the neoglaciation may have been severely thinned, making it difficult to adequately resolve its age in a bulk sample.
Moreover, the original neoglaciation may have started as a small ice patch around the saddle and not reached the flanks until a further build-up of the glacier was completed. Notably, if taken at face value as the maximum glacier age, the radiocarbon dates from the saddle positions at Colle Gnifetti are a good fit with the elevation gradient of neoglaciation revealed at sites below m Fig.
The elevation-age gradient implies that in the Alps only the highest elevation sites, such as Colle Gnifetti, remained ice-covered throughout the Holocene. This view is corroborated by the fact that the summits above m show only minor volume changes even under current climate conditions Regarding the presence of glaciers below m, Holocene climate variability has sufficed to induce their de- and subsequent neoglaciation. Considering the current ice loss at WSS and elsewhere, a systematic shift towards a warmer future climate will eradicate these ice archives permanently.
Although the spatial density of dated ice archives is particularly high in the case of the Alps, our approach can, in principle, be transferred to other mountain ranges to study their Holocene neoglaciation history. This appears especially promising where age constraints on the deepest layers of high-elevation glaciers already exist However, the discussion of the maximum age constraints at Colle Gnifetti illustrates the importance of topographic effects for interpreting the fluctuation and presence of glaciers as indicators of climate 34 and climate change In this context, it is worth noting that point mass balance data have been shown to reflect changes in climate better than total mass balance or terminus fluctuation Cold high-elevation glaciers with low ice dynamics, as almost ideal—typical at WSS, thus present a more direct link to past climate change than terminus fluctuations.
In addition, the altitude of the site affects the sensitivity of any glaciers to changes in climate. Although the altitudinal target range may be different for every mountain range, we have demonstrated here for the Alps how certain high-elevation glaciers provide valuable information of Holocene glaciation. This provides important background knowledge for planning sustainable development in mountain regions as they approach nearly ice-free conditions in a warmer future climate.
While only the highest elevation sites remained ice-covered throughout the Holocene, summits around — m were likely ice-free during the Mid-Holocene or covered by glaciers distinctly smaller than today. Around the lifetime of the Tyrolean Iceman and slightly earlier, rapid ice formation started and some of this ice cover exists to this day.
However, it may not be the deglaciation of the summits during the Holocene that is unprecedented, but its pace, on which we urgently need extensive empirical information. Our findings demonstrate that the cold ice at certain glaciers, even below m, is indeed a sensitive archive that delivers a baseline of at least 5 millennia of Alpine glacier change, which allows us not only to tackle past climate variability, but also to find evidence for the effects of climate change mitigation over future decades.
No presence of a firn layer was found in snow pits apart from seasonal snow coverage. Englacial temperature measurements verify cold-ice conditions and indicate ice frozen to bedrock Fig. Ice flow velocities at the ice divide were measured at stakes with differential GPS. Results from englacial temperatures from the automatic weather station at the WSS summit grey: air temperature, blue: ice temperature at 9 m depth, red: ice temperature at 6 m depth, black: ice temperature at 1 m depth.
The visual stratigraphy of the ice cores showed white, bubble-rich ice layers, occasionally interrupted by cm-thick clear layers of refrozen meltwater. The lowermost 30 cm of the cores showed small rocks incorporated into the ice, a clear sign of bedrock proximity. This is consistent with scratch marks on the cutters of the core barrel after the last drilling run to bedrock. No further ice could be recovered, providing clear evidence that bedrock had been reached.
In addition to the deep cores drilled to bedrock, three shallow cores were drilled to 3—4 m depth, at positions around the location of the deep ice core drilling. From the shallow cores, three samples each of ml i. From the main ice core drilled to bedrock, subsamples for stable water isotope analysis were cut manually at 5 cm intervals to 8. Measurements were performed at the Institute of Environmental Physics, Heidelberg University, using a cavity ring-down spectrometer.
The slope lies close to the global meteoric water line slope 8 , whereas melting and refreezing would lead to reduced values of the slope Hence, the co-isotopic analysis presents no clear signs of isotopic change after ice formation for the bulk part of the stratigraphy.
Results from co-isotopic analysis of the WSS ice core. Linear regression results in a slope of 7. A total of six samples selected for micro-radiocarbon dating 55—70 cm in length was shipped via cold-storage transport to the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI. There, samples were rinsed with ultrapure water to remove the potentially contaminated outer layer. The system allows online 14 C measurements of the carbonaceous fractions separated by the Sunset.
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Go to:. Subject terms: Cryospheric science, Palaeoclimate. Open in a separate window. Figure 1. Ice core analysis and glacier age constraints In March , two parallel cores were drilled 11 m to bedrock at the ice divide with nearly flat bed conditions. Figure 2. Figure 3. Table 2 Compilation of glacier maximum age constraints. Figure 4. Figure 5. Tritium and stable water isotope analysis In addition to the deep cores drilled to bedrock, three shallow cores were drilled to 3—4 m depth, at positions around the location of the deep ice core drilling.
Table 3 Tritium concentrations of three shallow cores drilled at the WSS summit in Figure 6. Aerosol-based micro-radiocarbon ice dating A total of six samples selected for micro-radiocarbon dating 55—70 cm in length was shipped via cold-storage transport to the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI.
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