Climate development in Polar areas during the last 1000 years

Updated 2001-04-05

This project studies the climate development in polar areas during the last 400 years using the results of pollen analysis of soil samples collected in the Arctic regions, and written information collected in Dutch archives. Dutch sailors were sailing in Arctic waters already long before Willem Barentsz tried to find the northeast passage to China and India in the 1590s. They reported their observations to their principals and these reports are sometimes preserved. In this way written sources with much information about may aspects of the Atlantic Arctic are kept in reports in the Dutch archives. In these reports valuable information about the weather in the last 400 years is registered and also if serial these data can be interpreted as climate information. In combination with the information of the pollendiagrams of the collected soil samples, it will be possible to reconstruct the climate development in the Arctic in the last 400 years.

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Status
Ongoing
Project time span
not specified
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
L. Hacquebord
Address
Arctic Centre University of Groningen P.O. Box 716 9700 AS Groningen Netherlands
Phone
+31 50 3636834
Fax
+31 50 3634900
Email
ln.gur.tel@drobeuqcaH.L
Other project contacts
Visiting address: Oude Kijk in ‘t Jatstraat 26 9712 EK Groningen arctisch@let.rug.nl

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Soil/Humus
Additional information or further specification of types of data / information collected, species / tissues / organs sampled, etc.

pollen analysis historical records

Geography

Regions studied

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
no
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?
No

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
No
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