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Abrupt climate changes recorded over the european land mass : multi-proxy records of late-holocene climate variability in europe.

Objective

Novel proxy-climate research has shown that mires provide excellent data on abrupt climate change; these can integrate with complementary climate data from lakes to demonstrate the magnitude and rate of Holocene climatic variability, for use in climate modelling. Mires have diverse proxy-climate indicators, with direct coupling to atmosphere; robust, replicable records with decadal resolution; and circum-North Atlantic distribution. European mires and lakes yield integrated records of hydrological/ temperature changes, directly referable to climate (rather than to 'weather' events). This proposal will produce new high-resolution data; assess evidence for climate variability across Europe during the past 6000 yr; and provide detailed, multi-proxy analyses of abrupt climate changes and their effects. It is defined by development and refinement of proven techniques, innovative development of new biomolecular technologies; and dissemination to end-users. Its new data will inform EU policy.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE
Address
Francis Close Hall, Swindon Road
GL50 4AZ Cheltenham
United Kingdom

Participants (9)

NETHERLANDS RESEARCH SCHOOL FOR ASTRONOMY - LEGALLY REPRESENTED BY UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN
Netherlands
Address
4,Nijenborgh 4
9747 AG Groningen
TALLINN PEDAGOGICAL UNIVERSITY
Estonia
Address
Kevade Street 2
10137 Tallinn
THE PROVOST, FELLOWS AND SCHOLARS OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY AND UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN HEREINAFTER TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
UNIVERSITAET HANNOVER
Germany
Address
Nienburger Strasse 17
30167 Hannover
UNIVERSITEIT VAN AMSTERDAM
Netherlands
Address
Kruislaan 318
1098 SM Amsterdam
UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL
United Kingdom
Address
Cantock's Close
BS8 1TS Bristol
UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
Finland
Address
Arkadiankatu 7
00014 Helsinki
UNIVERSITY OF JOENSUU
Finland
Address
Tulliportinkatu 1
80101 Joensuu
University of Plymouth
United Kingdom
Address
Drake Circus
PL4 8AA Plymouth