GLAD800 was used to drill a series of sites in Lake Petén Itzá, northern Guatemala, to recover sedimentary sequences along a depth transect from ~30 m to near the deepest point (~150 m) in the lake. Six primary and four alternative drilling sites have been identified on the basis of two detailed seismic surveys.
Keywords: Central America, Guatemala, Lake Peten-Itza, Climate Change, Global Environment, Lake Drilling, Maya Clay, Neotropics, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology
1 February - 31 March 2006
Full Proposal Approved
17 - 21 August 2003 in Flores, Guatemala