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

2015.03.20 | Egon Randa Frandsen

Date Sat 02 May Sat 23 May
Time 00:00    00:00
Location Station Nord, Greenland

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.


Field site: Villum Research Station, Station Nord, Greenland

PI: Nicolaj Krog Larsen and Torben L. Lauridsen

Environment, climate and energy, Arctic Research Centre