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Lake Titicaca Drilling Project

Project Acronym: LTDP | State: Completed | Expedition ID: 5021

Lake Titicaca in Bolivia and Peru contains one of the most significant climatic archives in South America. It has been identified as one of the primary sites for completion of the Pole-Equator-Pole paleoclimatic transect of the Western Hemisphere. Lake Titicaca is the only large, deep freshwater lake in South America. In 2001, DOSECC cored three sites in Lake Titicaca using the GLAD800. During this project, we collected a total of 593.6 m of core.

Keywords: South America, Bolivia, Lake Titicaca, Andes, Climate Change, Global Environment, Lake Drilling

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

Project Details

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Project Timeline


1 April - 31 May 2001

Full Proposal Approved

Workshop Held

18 - 21 May 1998 in Huatajata, Bolivia

Workshop Proposal Approved