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Northeast Greenland Caves

The aim of this project was to collect samples of deposits from caves in Kronprins Christian Land in order to study past climate change. The team flew to Mestersvig, where equipment was sorted and packed, and then on to a landing strip at the SW end of Centrum. They crossed Centrum So by boat, and hiked up Grottedalen to set up a camp at the caves. They were able to investigate far more caves than anticipated, many of which had never been entered before, and with far more calcite deposits than expected, and collected a wide cross section of samples. These will be analysed to provide information on temperature and moisture change, vegetation processes, and dating.

July 2015
Gina Mosely, Christoph Spötl, Robbie Shone, Chris Blakeley Mark Wright and Clive Johnson

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