Matěj Roman

Pattern and timing of the last deglaciation of the James Ross Archipelago as a response to palaeoclimatic evolution of the Antarctic Peninsula

Školitel: Daniel Nývlt

Instituce: Masaryk University, Faculty of Science

Obor: Physical Geography


O mém projektu

The response of the Antarctic Ice Sheet to future climate change requires understanding of its configuration in the past. This project will constrain the timing of deglaciation in James Ross Archipelago, based on relative and absolute dating of glacially transported erratic boulders, and reconcile the new data with the previously published results. Furthermore, reconstruction of the regional palaeoclimatic evolution, inferred from proxy data in lake sediments, will allow identification of key factors influencing the glacier behaviour on centennial to millennial timescales.