Holocene climate change in southern Greenland from chironomid assemblages and oxygen isotopes in lake sediments
Dr. Melissa Chipman, Syracuse University
Thursday, October 24, 1 pm ~ Bryand 307
The Arctic is the most rapidly warming place on earth, and paleorecords offer insight into how this vast region responded to a complex suite of past changes. Ice core records from the Greenland Ice Sheet provide excellent archives of Holocene climate in the North Atlantic, but terrestrial records from areas beyond the ice sheet, which are key for understanding the impacts of ongoing climate change, are sparse. I will present a new terrestrial record from lake-sediment archives spanning the past 12.5 ka from South Greenland to examine the timing and magnitude of the Younger Dryas and Holocene Thermal Maximum in this region.
To arrange a meeting, contact: Dr. Jacquelyn Gill, email@example.com, 1-2305