POP will generate the data to place abrupt climatic events recorded in deep-sea sediments and ice cores from Greenland and Antarctic on a common time scale. This will be precise enough to allow cause-and-effects to be established. Over the Ocean, the North Atlantic, the area of the Indian monsoon, the Sub Antarctic and the Ocean Deep Water masses will be covered. We will generate temperature, nutrient and chemical proxy records. In ice cares we will deal with records of both the ice and the contained atmospheric gases. The time resolution in both, the marine and ice cores will be better than 200 years and will cover about 350 thousand years. We use modelling to optimise our temporal correlations, develop a common time scale and evaluate the implications of our results for climatic change. All data sets will be archived electronically. Findings will facilitate use of high-resolution palaeoclimatic records for understanding the climate system.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
91198 Gif Sur Yvette
91191 Gif Sur Yvette