Reference climate curve for the beginning of the Miocene Climatic Optimum in Central Europe

01.01.2016 - 31.12.2018
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Internal investigator/coinvestigator: 
Petr Schnabl
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is coinvestigator
External investigator/coinvestigator: 
Tomáš Matys Grygar (Institute of Inorganic Chemistry of the AS CR, v. v. i.)

The aim of the project is to assemble composite record of the evolution of continental environment in central Europe in period around the onset of Miocene Climatic Optimum from lacustrine sediments of the Most Basin in the Ohre (Eger) Rift. Drill cores 70-380 m long will be analysed from both central and marginal parts of the basin to limit specific influences of local source areas and tectonics. The work will be based on the use of magneto-, chemo- and cyclostratigraphy. Chemo- and cyclostratigraphy will be based on variation of sediment composition reflecting paleoenvironment in the lake watershed as well as lake hydrology; efficiency of proposed tools has already been successfully tested. The project will produce new record of the onset of the Miocene Climatic Optimum and allow its comparison with existing records, e.g. from the Paratethys area. It will contribute to understanding of the environmental changes with unprecedented temporal resolution of 1-2 thousand years.