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Pole-ocean-pole: global stratigraphy for millennial climate variability (POP)

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

THE CHANCELLOR, MASTERS AND SCHOLARS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
Address
Pembroke Street
CB2 3SA Cambridge
United Kingdom

Participants (6)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue De La Terrasse, Bftiment 12
91198 Gif Sur Yvette
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Molière 54, Université De Grenoble 1
38402 Saint-martin-d'heres
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Cnrs,orme Des Merisiers, Batiment 709
91191 Gif Sur Yvette
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Jordi Girona 18-26
08034 Barcelona
INSTITUT FRANCAIS POUR LA RECHERCHE ET LA TECHNOLOGIE POLAIRES
France
Address
Technopôle Brest-iroise
29280 Plouzane
UNIVERSITY OF BERNE
Switzerland
Address
5,Sidlerstrasse 5
3012 Bern