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A 175m Long Sediment Core from Lake Traimeno

Lead PI: Dr. Enrico Bonatti

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

May 2013 - January 2016
Inactive
Europe ; Italy
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: A 175 meter sediment core from Lake Trasimeno will be analyzed using X-ray and magnetic susceptibility records, mineralogy, inorganic and organic element and isotopic geochemistry, palynology, stratigraphy, C14 dating, and Ar/Ar dating of tephra levels to better understand the paleoclimate and paleoenvironment of central Italy.

SPONSOR:

Comer Science & Educational Foundation

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$9,397

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

University of Perugia, Institute of Marine Sciences - Bologna, Institute for the Dynamics of Environmental Processes, University of Venice

KEYWORDS

ocean and climate physics paleoenvironment paleoclimate sediment cores magnetic susceptibility

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate