Core description collected during Oceanographic Survey NextData2013 (12 – 19 September 2013)

Bonomo, Sergio and Lirer, Fabrizio and Ferraro, Luciana and Albano, Ludovico and Alberico, Ines and Anzalone, Erlisiana and Barra, Rita and Cascella, Antonio and Castellano, Marco and Di Stefano, Enrico and D'Oriano, Claudia and Ferraro, Rosanna and Giordano, Laura and Lurcock, Pontus C. and Margaritelli, Giulia and Marsella, Ennio and Pelosi, Nicola and Punzo, Michele and Vallefuoco, Mattia and Tarallo, Daniela and Zarcone, Giuseppe (2013) Core description collected during Oceanographic Survey NextData2013 (12 – 19 September 2013). Technical Report. IAMC-CNR, Napoli. (Unpublished)


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The retrieval of series of proxy data on the past c limate will serve to acquire a deeper understanding of the climate system and a more accu rate prediction of its future development, as a priority task for the scientific community. In particular, the analysis of climate data of the past is an essential tool for s tudying the dynamics of the earth's climatic system under conditions different from those of tod ay, and irreplaceable for testing the validity of medium- and long-term forecasting model s. The determination of the influence of anthropogenic impacts on the planet’s environmen t is predicated on a clear understanding of the natural ways in which the eart h's climate responds to the complex set of external forcings. Therefore, in recent decades, many national and international research groups have focused attention on the study of the climate evolution in late- Quaternary sediments from the Mediterranean area. B y virtue of its close relationship with continental masses subject to different climatic pr ocesses, the Mediterranean basin permits the documentation of climate evolution both globally and in the Northern Hemisphere. Finally, it is worth noting that shallo w sea (continental shelf) areas are natural repositories for the monitoring of short-term clima te change and anthropogenic impacts on the marine system. To make available information on climate history and environment yielded by marine sediments, this WP will be dedica ted to analyzing and, where possible, collecting cores of marine sediments, especially th ose drilled in shallow sea environments, and focusing on climate dynamics in the Mediterrane an over past centuries. During its course, the project will analyse and, where possibl e, sample marine sediment cores in continental shelf environments and in different sec tors of the Mediterranean basin. Previous studies have indicated them as key sites f or the identification of major short-term climate fluctuations, due to global and local force s active during the Quaternary and particularly in the past thousand years. In fact, t he possibility of enriching the databases referring to this time interval (to date, still lim ited to the Mediterranean) will provide new working hypotheses for the implementation of numeri cal models that attempt simulate how the Mediterranean, in particular the marine-coastal sector, has responded to past climate dynamics (Medieval Warm Period / Little Ice Age tra nsition, Little Ice Age, the Industrial Age, and Modern Warming). The cores obtained will b e the focus of multidisciplinary studies involving national and international resear ch groups.

Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
Additional Information: Project NEXTDATA WP–1.5 Paleoclimatic Data from Marine Sediments (CNR-DTA, URTEvK2-CNR, INGV) Strait of Sicily - Gulf of Taranto. Research Institute: Institute for Coastal Marine Environment (IAMC-CNR) Naples headquarters Calata Porta di Massa, Naples harbour - 80133 - Nap les Vessel: R/V URANIA Chief: C.L.C. Vincenzo Lubrano Lavadera Co-Chief: Dr. Sergio Bonomo (IAMC-CNR, Naples) Project Leader: Dr. Fabrizio Lirer (IAMC-CNR, Naples)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sediment Core, Micropaleontology, Sedimentology, Paleoclimatology, Tephra
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra
500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra > 551.6 Climatologia e tempo atmosferico (Classificare qui i lo studio dei Cambiamenti climatici)
500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 550 Scienze della Terra > 552 Petrologia (Classificare qui la Petrografia, la Litologia, le rocce) > 552.5 Rocce sedimentarie (Classificare qui le opere d'insieme sulla Sedimentologia)
Depositing User: Dott. Sergio Bonomo
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2014 09:46
Last Modified: 22 Jan 2014 13:37

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