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Re-evaluation of the Late Glacial and the Little Ice Age Problem in the Alps by High-precision Surface Exposure Dating

Lead PI: Dr. Joerg Michael Schaefer

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

June 2012 - May 2017
Inactive
Europe ; Alps
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will work to improve the glacial record of central Europe by using moraine sequences.

OUTCOMES: One field campaign completed, samples are being processed.

SPONSOR:

Comer Science & Educational Foundation

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$50,000

PUBLICATIONS:

Steiger, N.J and J.E. Smerdon. "A pseudoproxy assessment of data assimilation for reconstructing the atmosphere-ocean dynamics of hydroclimate extremes," Climate of the Past, v.13, 2017, p. 1435-1449. doi:https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-13-1435-2017

KEYWORDS

glaciology climate change be10 dating moraines little ice age ocean and climate physics paleoclimate