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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Recent Glacier Recession – a New Source of Postglacial Treeline and Climate History in the Swedish Scandes

Climate warming during the past century has imposed recession of glaciers and perennial snow/ice patches along the entire Swedish Scandes. On the newly exposed forefields, subfossil wood remnants are being outwashed from beneath ice and snow bodies. In Scandinavia, this kind of detrital wood is a previously unused source of postglacial vegetation and climate history. The present study reports radiocarbon …

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