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

General

Organisation
Project start
02.08.2016
Project end
18.08.2016
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Limnic ecosystems
Project topic
Climate research

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, North-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 77.465576458705, -69.163398742676

Fieldwork start
02.08.2016
Fieldwork end
18.08.2016

Project details

24.09.2018
Science / project plan
Project discription: Climate and lake ecosystem dynamics in the high Arctic, over the Holocene, using lake sediment records

This project aims to determine the sensitivity of the Greenland Ice Sheet and glaciers in northwestern 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. We will extract lake sediment cores from isolated lake basins near the coast to reconstruct relative sea level changes, and we will collect biological and chemical samples in all the lakes to get a status of the present situation with and without top predators present in the systems.

Field site: Villum Research Station, Station Nord, Greenland

PI: Nicolaj Krog Larsen and Torben L. Lauridsen

Fieldwork summary/photo blog: Link to project summary report

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