Earth Institute Research Projects

Quantifying Greenland Ice Sheet Dimensions During Past Warm Periods: A Novel Approach Using Cosmogenic Isotopes

Lead PI: Dr. Joerg Michael Schaefer

Unit Affiliation: Geochemistry, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

September 2012 - August 2015
Global ; Greenland
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will investigate the behavior of the southwestern Greenland Ice Sheet during the warmer-than-present middle Holocene using models to reconstruct the past.

OUTCOMES: The in situ 14C laboratory has been managed, funding from NSF has been received, fieldwork in Greenland and Baffin Island has been done, and there is a manuscript in preparation.