HYDROPROX

Developing inorganic geochemical proxies for accurate paleohydrological reconstructions from fjord sediments

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Project outline

Fjord sediments are increasingly recognized as one of the best high-resolution archives of climate and environmental change. This project will identify and calibrate sediment inorganic geochemical tracers of hydrological variability for application in paleoclimatology. The results will be ideally suited to generate high-resolution records of precipitation variability, floods, and glacier mass balance from fjord sediments worldwide.

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PI: Sebastien Bertrand

Postdoc (2018-2020): Benjamin Amann

PhD student (2016-2020): Dawei Liu

 

Blog posts

2016

Austral winter lawn-mowing

Assembling our lawn-mower

Here comes the sun

Wishing Tortel farewell

2017

Better than manjar!

2018

Los dos Reyes

Los dos Geolocos meet another Rey

A year of mud

2019

Back in Patagonia: land of glaciers, rivers and research

Holy muddy waters of Patagonia

Logging, trapping, releasing and recovering…

2020

Chasing Patagonian sediment

Plan B

 

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News articles

La Tercera (April 2019)

El Divisadero

 

Scientific results:

Compositional and biogeochemical variations of sediments across the terrestrial-marine continuum of the Baker-Martínez fjord system (Chile, 48°S)

 

Funding

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