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Lake El'gygytgyn Drilling Project

Project Acronym: GYGY | State: Completed | Expedition ID: 5011

The polar regions are known to play a major role in the global climate system influencing both oceanic and atmospheric circulation through strong feedback interactions involving ocean, atmosphere, cryosphere, and terrestrial processes. One approach towards the understanding of ice-land-ocean interactions to evaluate the Arctic climate system, as well as linkages between the Arctic and the global climate, is to compare glacial, terrestrial, and marine archives over several glacial/interglacial cycles when Milankovitch-forcings and northern hemisphere boundary conditions were not always same.... 

Keywords: Asia, Russia, Siberia, Arctic, El'gygytgyn, Climate Change, Global Environment, Impact Crater, Lake Drilling, Paleoclimatology

Impact Cores are stored at Federal Institute for Geosciences and Natural Resources, Spandau, Germany

Sediments are stored at University of Minnesota at Minneapolis, Continental Scientific Drilling Facility, USA

Permafrost Cores are stored at AWI Core Repository and Laboratory, Bremerhaven, Germany

Project Details

Project Location

Project Timeline

Post Drilling Workshop 2

15 - 18 May 2011 in Amherst, Massachussetts, USA

Post Drilling Workshop 1

20 - 22 May 2010 in Cologne, Germany

Sampling Party

15 - 16 May 2010 in Berlin, Germany


24 November 2008 - 29 April 2009

Workshop 4 Held

14 - 17 August 2008 in Potsdam, Germany

Workshop 3 Held

2 - 3 November 2007 in Cologne, Germany

Full Proposal Approved

Workshop 2 Held

1 June 2004 in Leipzig, Germany

Workshop 1 Held

10 - 12 November 2001 in Amherst, Massachussetts, USA

Workshop Proposal Approved