Journal of Geographical Sciences

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 43–50 | Cite as

Climate change comparison between Arctic and other areas in the Northern Hemisphere since the last Interstade

  • Xu Juan 
  • Wang Guo 
  • Zhang Baiping 


Based on temperature reconstruction and proxy data from 14 sites in the Northern Hemisphere, this paper focused on comparing the cycles of temperature variations between the Arctic and other areas, including Atlantic, Europe, China, Asia, Pacific, Indian Ocean, and America during the transition from the last Interstade to the Last Glacial Maximum, from the Last Glacial Maximum to megathermal period in Holocene and the transition of the Little Ice Age (LIA) by the methods of Singular Spectrum Analysis (SSA) and Maximum Entropy Spectrum (MES). The results showed that environmental changes in the Arctic are most similar to that in the North American and better similar to Asia, Atlantic and Pacific, the least similar to Indian Ocean and Europe. The 1500-year oscillation of temperature existed both in Arctic and Europe.


climatic cycles comparison Arctic Northern Hemisphere last Interstade 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xu Juan 
    • 1
    • 2
  • Wang Guo 
    • 1
  • Zhang Baiping 
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources ResearchCASBeijingChina
  2. 2.Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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