project . 2012 - 2014 . Closed

Developing a novel proxy for Southern Hemisphere Holocene climate change: stable isotope analysis of restiad peat cellulose

UK Research and Innovation
  • Funder: UK Research and InnovationProject code: NE/J013595/1
  • Funded under: NERC Funder Contribution: 52,064 GBP
  • Status: Closed
  • Start Date
    31 Oct 2012
    End Date
    30 Jul 2014
Description
The study of how and why climate has changed in the past is an important element in the scientific drive towards understanding and predicting how it may change in the future. We can answer a range of questions about past climate by studying one of a number of environments that hold a record of past changes. There are answers to our questions in ice cores, the varying width of tree rings, the growth rate of stalagmites in caves or in the make up of sediments such as those at the bottom of lakes or in peat bogs. Peat sediments develop steadily over thousands of years and in the type of bog we study, the growth of plants on the surface is related directly to the pr...
Description
The study of how and why climate has changed in the past is an important element in the scientific drive towards understanding and predicting how it may change in the future. We can answer a range of questions about past climate by studying one of a number of environments that hold a record of past changes. There are answers to our questions in ice cores, the varying width of tree rings, the growth rate of stalagmites in caves or in the make up of sediments such as those at the bottom of lakes or in peat bogs. Peat sediments develop steadily over thousands of years and in the type of bog we study, the growth of plants on the surface is related directly to the pr...
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