Project

Developing inorganic geochemical proxies for accurate paleohydrological reconstructions from fjord sediments (HYDROPROX)

Duration
01 January 2016 → 30 September 2021
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Other chemical sciences
    • Geochemistry
    • Geology
    • Physical geography and environmental geoscience
    • Other biological sciences
Keywords
climate change floods fjords precipitation sediments glacier variability
 
Project description

Fjord sediments are increasingly recognized as one of the best high-resolution archives of climate and environmental change. This project will identify and calibrate sediment inorganic geochemical tracers of hydrological variability for application in paleoclimatology. The results will be ideally suited to generate high-resolution records of precipitation variability, floods, and glacier mass balance from fjord sediments worldwide.