Quaternary Earth Systems
Welcome to the research group in Quaternary Earth Systems!
We work with different geological processes that have occurred during the last millions years. This includes the study of marine sediments, carbonate and sediment deposits in caves, lake sediments and other deposits on the Earth’s surface. Some of this research include process studies, while others are directed towards reconstructing climate change backwards in time and to understand how past climate has varied. The research group has several major projects with focus in, and around, the North Atlantic and the group has also projects in both polar regions, in the Himalayas, and in Russia. We have access to several research vessels, advanced coring equipment for both marine and terrestrial sediments and we have several advanced laboratories, for example Uranium-series laboratory, laboratory for cosmogenic nuclides, and a national infrastructure for sediment analyses, EARTHLAB. The aim of our research and teaching activities is to develop methods and techniques to better understand the geological history mainly during the ice age period (last 2.6 million years) and transfer this to palaeoclimatic reconstructions and increased process understanding.