BaltRap: ‘The Baltic Sea and its Southern Lowlands: Proxy-Environment interactions in times of rapid changes’

Drilling at Lake Czechowskie (Poland), (photo M. Slowinski)
Drilling from the ice at Lake Gleboczek during winter 2014 (photo M. Blaszkiewicz)
Sedimenttrap at Lake Czechowskie (Poland), (photo M. Schwab)
Lake Gleboczek in Poland (BaltRap research site), (photo M. Schwab)
Paleolake Trzechowskie (Poland), (photo M. Schwab)
Exchange of sediment traps at Lake Czechowskie (Poland), (photo C. Lindemann)
Varved sediment core of Lake Gleboczek
Thin section scan of varved lake sediments of Lake Gleboczek (scanned with polarized light)

To comprehensively understand the impact of rapid climate change in the southern Baltic Sea region and to distinguish between natural and human forcing, the BaltRap network (coordinated by the IOW Leibniz-Institut für Ostseeforschung Warnemünde) aims at integrating high-resolution marine (Baltic Sea sediments) and terrestrial (lake sediments and tree rings) proxy archives. Within BaltRap our group investigates Holocene varved lake sediment records from Lake Tiefer See (NE Germany) and Lake Głęboczek (N Poland). For both lakes we carry out complementary sediment trap studies for proxy data calibration. The monitoring at Lake Tiefer See is part of the TERENO Observatory NE Germany which is coordinated by GFZ.

Partners:
Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research, Warnemünde
University of Greifswald

Funding:
Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research (IOW), SAW-2017

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Achim Brauer
Section Head
Prof. Dr. Achim Brauer
Climate Dynamics and Landscape Evolution
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14473 Potsdam
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Christin Lindemann
PhD Student
M. Sc. Christin Lindemann
Climate Dynamics and Landscape Evolution
Telegrafenberg
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14473 Potsdam
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Markus Schwab
Scientist
Dr. Markus Schwab
Climate Dynamics and Landscape Evolution
Telegrafenberg
Building C, Room 455
14473 Potsdam
+49 331 288-1388
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