The primary focus of the PEACE project during GLACE is to collect data for paleo-environmental reconstructions. The main objects of investigation are ancient coastlines and lake sediments, which are archives of paleoclimate information and witnesses of sea level fluctuations during the Holocene.
The planned fieldwork includes :
- Measuring the altitude of terraces and coastlines of Greenland at the super sites.
- Sampling organic material and loose sediments of terraces and coastlines to carry out carbon-14, IRSL- and ESR- dating.
- Geomorphologic mapping of coastline areas.
- Core sampling from the lakes located on different altitudes above the current sea level.
We mainly aim to reconstruct climate fluctuations and sea level changes during the last centuries and millennia. The results will provide additional data to be included and compared with the data from longstanding paleo-geographical investigations in the Russian Arctic and in Antarctica.