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Seasonal sea-ice in the Arctic’s last ice area during the Early Holocene

Henrieka Detlef is lead author on an article in Communications Earth and Environment investigating sea ice stability in the Arctic Ocean

The study is from the Lincoln Sea, and this region is projected to be the last area where sea ice will prevail in a warming world. Our study shows that summer sea ice disappeared in the early Holocene, when the temperature in the Arctic was about the same as we are about to experience now. The study was led by Henrieka Detlef and Christof Pearce, and also includes researchers from the department of Chemistry, as well as Stockholm University and the United States Geological Survey: https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-023-00720-w

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