Project

Influence of the westerlies on the Holocene variability of Patagonian glaciers

Duration
01 October 2018 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields
    • Geology
    • Geophysics
    • Physical geography and environmental geoscience
    • Other earth sciences
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution
  • Engineering and technology
    • Geomatic engineering
Keywords
Patagonia Fjords Sedimentology
 
Project description

Patagonian glaciers are currently retreating at an alarming rate, due to the combined effect of increasing air temperature and decreasing precipitation. This project will generate new sediment records of Patagonian glacier variability to identify whether climate change equally affects glacier mass balance on the western (humid) and eastern (dry) sides of the southern Andes.