Paleoclimate and Paleoenvironmental variations on Patagonian coast Projects


University of Pisa
Department of Earth Science

Leader Dr Giovanni Zanchetta

Reconstruction of sea-level, palaeoenviroments and palaeoclimate during the last and present interglacials over Patagonian coast (Argentina). An attempt to evaluate future climatic scenarios.

This project was born to explore the Pagonian paleoclimate archives through a multidisciplinary approach as detailed stratigraphy, morphological, paleontological and geochemical analyses of a target area. The target area, the northern part of Gulf S. Jorge (Chubut, Argentina) has been selected collecting and collating remote sensing and literature data and has recently been a subject of a preliminary field work.

The main aims of the project:

Preliminary report                   Final report