Influence of the westerlies on the Holocene variability of Patagonian glaciers

01 October 2018 → 30 September 2022
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Applied mathematics in specific fields not elsewhere classified
    • Geology not elsewhere classified
    • Geophysics not elsewhere classified
    • Physical geography and environmental geoscience not elsewhere classified
    • Other earth sciences not elsewhere classified
    • Aquatic sciences, challenges and pollution not elsewhere classified
  • Engineering and technology
    • Geomatic engineering not elsewhere classified
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.