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Earth Institute Research Projects

Holocene Snowline Changes in the Bhutanese Himalaya

Lead PI: Aaron Ervin Putnam , Dr. Joerg Michael Schaefer

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

June 2012 - May 2013
Inactive
Asia ; India
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: To determine if Himalaya glaciers advanced synchronously with the European Alps glaciers during the classic Little Ice Age, researchers will use 10Be dating and snow line reconstruction to Holocene terminal moraines in the Bhutanese Himalaya.

OUTCOMES: Gathered 56 samples from the Rinchen Zoe La region that are suitable for 10Be dating.