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Welcome to explore Quaternary palaeoclimatological research at the
Department of Geosciences and Geography, University of Helsinki. Our research aims at better
understanding of past climatological and environmental dynamics in
terrestrial, lacustrine and atmospheric realms (see our
approaches combine the novel quantitative techniques and various
forms of proxy data in order to reconstruct past climate changes and associated
atmospheric circulation dynamics. An extra motivation is the importance of
this knowledge in the use of climate modellers and in assessing future climate
scenarios. We hope to be able to provide data and information for specialists
on a wide spectrum of science and society.
Our research focuses on late-Quaternary timescales. The key research areas are
in northern and northeastern Europe, ranging from the eastern Atlantic seaboard towards
the Eurasian mainland, thus covering the strong longitudinal oceanity-continentality
gradient of northern Europe.
We are interested in methods reflecting
changes in temperature- and in moisture-related parameters.
The proxy archives we use include:
- lake sediments
- peat archives
- tree rings
- stable isotopes
- plant macrofossils
- waterflees (Cladocera).
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