The Iceberg in the Mist: Northern Research in pursuit of a “Little Ice Age”

  • Astrid E. J. Ogilvie
  • Trausti Jónsson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-8
  2. Introduction

    1. A. E. J. Ogilvie, T. Jónsson
      Pages 9-52
  3. Palaeoclimatic Data Analyses

  4. Early Instrumental Observations

  5. Synoptic Climatology

    1. Jucundus Jacobeit, Peter Jönsson, Lars Bärring, Christoph Beck, Marie Ekström
      Pages 219-241
  6. Human Dimensions

About this book


THE "LITTLE ICE AGE": LOCAL AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES P. D. JONES and K. R. BRIFFA Climatic Research Unit, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK. This volume of Climatic Change is devoted to the study of the climate of the last 1000 years, with a major emphasis on the last few centuries. The timespan encompasses what has been referred to as the "Little Ice Age" (Bradley, 1992). This term was originally coined by glaciologists, with reference to the most recent major glacial advance of the Holocene (Bradley and Jones, 1993). Although other such advances in different parts of the world may not have been synchronous, the term "Little Ice Age" has come to be associated with the period of a widespread foreward movement of European glaciers between about 14 50 to 1850, as well as with relatively cooler temperatures. The issue of whether or not this concept is appropriate, is a major theme of many of the papers included in this volume.


Iceberg climate climate change climate variability climatology global change temperature

Editors and affiliations

  • Astrid E. J. Ogilvie
    • 1
  • Trausti Jónsson
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Arctic and Alpine ResearchUniversity of ColoradoBoulderUSA
  2. 2.Department of Research and ProcessingIcelandic Meteorological OfficeReykjavíkIceland

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5644-3
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3352-6
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