Skip to main content

Login

Climate and lake ecosystem dynamics, in the high Arctic, over the Holocene, using lake sediment records

Expected field work start date
29 Apr 2015
Expected field work end date
03 May 2015
Organisation

Aarhus University

Address
Ny Munkegade 114, bldg. 1540
ZIP code
8000
City
Aarhus C
Country
Denmark
Department
Arctic Research Center
Project category
Research
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Ice sheet & glaciers
Project topic
Climate research
Past climate studies
Fieldwork country
Greenland
Fieldwork region
North-East Greenland

nkl1.jpg

Snow mobiles, sledges and different coring equipment was used for sampling the lakes in Finderup Land and at Prinsesse Dagmar Halvø..

This project aims to determine the sensitivity of the Greenland Ice Sheet and glaciers in northeastern Greenland to climate changes during our current interglacial period, the Holocene (the past 11,650 years). We will determine the timing and magnitude of past ice fluctuations using lake sediments near the ice margins and surface exposure dating of glacial landforms. We will also extract lake sediment cores from isolated lake basins near the coast to reconstruct relative sea level changes.

Read more at the ASP website
Last updated
18 Mar 2017