Water and carbon stable isotopes in rivers as climate proxies in the Mediterranean

Third party funded individual grant

Project Details

Project leader:
PD Dr. Robert van Geldern

Contributing FAU Organisations:
Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Geologie

Funding source: Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
Start date: 01/01/2016
End date: 31/12/2017

Research Fields

Applied Geology / Environmental Geology / stable isotopes
Lehrstuhl für Angewandte Geologie

Abstract (technical / expert description):

The Mediterranean Basin is located in the transition zone between west wind drift and the subtropical high-pressure belt. As reported by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and others, the western Mediterranean is one of the most prominent climate change hotspots in Europe and also worldwide. Located within this area, Corsica in the western Mediterranean is a site that will be potentially affected largely by any climatic variations in the future. This makes it extremely important to improve our understating of the dynamics of the hydrologic cycle and water recharge at the island of Corsica. Ideal tools to study such processes are environmental tracers. This joint project will ideally combine analytical capabilities and scientific knowledge to receive a better understanding of the aquatic system and the driving processes. This will ultimately lead to a better knowledge about the water resources of the island and its role in the global carbon cycle.

External Partners

Università di Corsica Pasquale Paoli

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