2,000 Years of European Climate: First Results from the SoHP Historical Ice Core Project – Spaulding, Mayewski, Kurbatov & Bohleber
Colle Gnifetti. Photo by Nicole Spaulding
In 2013 a joint venture of the University of Maine and Harvard University retrieved a 73-meter (240ft) ice core from Colle Gnifetti in the Swiss Alps. Chemical analysis of the ice core, at the Climate Change Institute, is producing invaluable new data about climate change and human-climate interactions from the last 2,000 years. Concurrently, Harvard historians combed pre-modern written records to create a new geo-database of climate events, which complements the scientific data. This presentation will show the first exciting results of the historian/scientist team. Read more about the SoHP Historical Ice Core Project here.
On November 11, 2015, a meeting was held in Harvard University to discuss preliminary project results. Below is a video link to the entire proceedings as well as the individual presentations from Nicole Spaulding and Paul Mayewski.
Matthew Luongo (Harvard College, ’17)