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Testing Milankovitch - Glacier Fluctuations during the LGM and the Mystery Interval in the Western US

Lead PI: Dr. Joerg Michael Schaefer

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

August 2009 - August 2017
Inactive
North America
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: Using new 10Be dating techniques of glacial moraines the team will construct an extensive chronology of glacier fluctuations during the termination of the Last Glacial Maximum and through the Mystery Interval.

OUTCOMES: Improved understanding of Milankovitch's theory of astronomical drivers of ice ages and published an article in Science.