CONTINENT: High Resolution continental paleoclimate record from lake baikal : Akey-site for Eurasian teleconnections to the North Atlantic Ocean and monosonal system

  • Rosell Melé, Antoni (Principal Investigator)
  • Marechal , Jean Didier Pierre (Investigator)
  • BOSAK, Pavel (Investigator)
  • BREZSNYANSKY, Karoly (Investigator)
  • CIAHOTNY, Karel (Investigator)
  • FABICH, Falk (Investigator)
  • KRUPA, Vitazoslav (Investigator)
  • LEGROS, Willy (Investigator)
  • MARKS, Leszek (Investigator)
  • MATENA, Josef (Investigator)
  • MIREK, Zbigniew (Investigator)
  • Raiser, Bernhard (Investigator)
  • SOSNOWSKI, Remigiusz (Investigator)
  • VICKERS, Ilse (Investigator)
  • VON FIRCKS, Wolf-Dietrich (Investigator)
  • WASMER, Hans (Investigator)
  • WHITE, John (Investigator)
  • WILLEMS, Jacques (Investigator)

Project Details


CONTINENT aims to (i) reconstruct abrupt climate changes during the Holocene and Eemian and Terminations I and II in Eurasia and (ii) to compare these records with abrupt changes in Europe. Sediment cores will be selected using seisrnic surveyinBaikal. Biogenic and minerogenic particel fluxes will be monitored through the water column and into the sediments using remote sensing and trap arrays. Attention will be paid to processes occurring at the sediment/water-interface (to produce mass balance models for climate proxies). Climate reconstructions will be basedona multiproxy approach at high time resolution (diatoms, pollen, biomarkers, stableisotopes, photosynthetic pigments and minerogenic particles). Transfer functions will be derived using multivariate techniques. An age model will be constructed allowing the rate of changes to be assessed and compared to European records. Special emphasis will be towards a better understanding of teleconnections.
Effective start/end date1/04/0231/10/04

Collaborative partners

  • Institute of Geology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
  • Geological Institute of Hungary
  • Institute of Chemical Technology
  • Forschungsverbund Berlin e. V.
  • Slovak Academy of Sciences
  • Université de Liège
  • Musée Royal de l'Afrique Centrale (Royal Museum for Central Africa)
  • Polish Geological Institute
  • Hydrobiological Institute Academy Of Sciences Of The Czech Republic
  • Wladyslaw Szafer - Institute of Botany - Polish Academy of Sciences
  • Helmholtz-Zentrum Postdam Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum Potsdam (lead)
  • Silesian University of Technology
  • University College London (UCL)
  • Freie Universität Berlin
  • Eidgenössische Anstalt für Wasserversorung, Abwasserreinigung und Gewässerschutz
  • University of Durham
  • Universiteit Gent


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