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CONTINENT (High Resolution CONTINENTal Palaeoclimate Record from Lake Baikal) is an EU-Project on the climatic history of Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia. The objective of the project is to span the last 150,000 years with a continuous high resolution palaeoclimate record from a high mid-latitude continental setting.

The set of actuo-reference data of climate proxies for Lake Baikal is created by limnological, sedimentological and geochemical examination on the CONTINENT field expeditions 2001 to 2003. When no field data are available, the occurrence and behavior of climate proxie such as algae pigment concentration,phytoplankton composition, and detrital input can be monitored over space and time by continuously acquired Ocean Colour satellite data (SeaWIFS and MODIS, NASA).

Monitoring of the Brandenburg and Mecklenburg Lakes (Germany)


Global Change, Climate and Biodiversity

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