The gradual closure history of the Central American Seaway
The Cariaco Basin (Venezuela) is the world's second largest anoxic marine body
Arctic marine sediments turned out to ideal recorders of geomagnetic field variations such as short reversal excursions
- Magnetostratigraphy: the key to a global correlation of the classic Germanic Triassic - case study Buntsandstein -
The subarctic North Pacific Ocean is, at present, the end of the global route of deep ocean circulation
Sediment core from Lama Lake
Aim of the research carried out within the CSEF Climate Science fellowship is to better understand the causes and consequences of the well-known Dansgaard-Oeschger (D-O)-cycles and Heinrich-events of the last glacial with special emphasis on their impact on the low latitude climate.
Varved lake sediments have been recognised as key archives for palaeoclimate reconstruction on the continents.
Because there was continues sedimentation in the migrating centre of the Central European Basin cyclostratigraphy is primary means for the duration of the Zechstein und Buntsandstein.
Volcanic rocks from the Transmexican Volcanic Belt, covering the last about 1 Million years, are being studied for their paleo- and rock magnetic properties.
Vegetation history, human impact and climate change recorded in annual laminated sediments from Lac Pavin (Massif Central, France)
Pollen and diatom assemblages from annually laminated lake sediments record vegetation and environmental histories.
Focus of this project are paleoclimatic reconstructions in the northern Red Sea / Gulf of Aqaba region on sediment cores recovered onboard of RV Meteor in 1999 and 2001.
Paleoclimatic reconstructions on marine, fjord, and lake sediment cores from southern Chile show that hydrological conditions in this area changed substantially during the last ~15000 years.
Lake Baikal represents one of the few Eurasian, continental, lacustrine sites with an extremely long, uninterrupted sedimentary record (spanning potentially 25 million years) that has been exploited for high resolution palaeoclimate studies.
Oscillating between lacustrine and marine stages during the Late Quaternary, the Black Sea holds unique sedimentary archives with potential for high-resolution paleoclimate reconstructions.
DecLakes, a project within the ESF Eurocores EuroCLIMATE program, will provide six well-dated high-resolution records of the oxygen-isotope composition of past precipitation derived from ostracods in the profundal lake sediments from the Northern, Western and Southern margin of the Alps and from North-eastern Poland.
The palaeolake deposits of Piànico (Southern Alps, Bergamo, Italy) include a continuous succession of ca 15,500 exceptionally preserved calcite varves that formed under peak interglacial conditions.
Lake Challa - Kenya/Tanzania
The ESF EuroCLIMATE project CHALLACEA aims to provide a continuous high-resolution multi-proxy record of temperature and moisture-balance variability in equatorial East Africa from the Last Glacial Maximum (25 ka BP) to the present.
Annually laminated sediment sequences along a transect from the Cariaco Basin (off Venezuela) across lakes in East and Central Mexico to the Pacific coast are ideal archives to study Holocene rainfall distribution in Mesoamerica, determined by ITCZ dynamics.
Sediment cores from the Tswaing Crater are one of the few long continental climate archives of southern Africa. They are used to unravel the southern hemisphere climate history of the last 200 ka.
Within this project in cooperation with the CNR institute for ecosystem research (ISE) in Pallanza spatial patterns of sediment deposition related to major flood events are investigated.
The project aimed on a Holocene palaeoenvironmental and palaeoclimatic reconstruction for the western margin of Europe on the basis of the lake sediment record of the brackish karst Lake An Loch Mór (Island of Inish Oirr, Galway Bay).