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Karst hydrology Untersberg, Salzburg

New insights were gained into the groundwater resources of the city of Salzburg, a major karst aquifer in the Northern Calcareous Alps.

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Conturines Cave: drilling deeper

With improved gear we went back to this high-alpine cave site in the Dolomites to drill a thick flowstone.

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Alpine Quaternary Workshop

An INTIMATE and INQUA-funded workshop was held in Obergurgl, October 3-6, 2013

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New PhD student in our team

We welcome Gabriella Koltai to the group. During her PhD she will try to establish a precisely dated record of precipitation trends in the Vinschgau (northern Italy) for the last ca. 10,000 years based on carbonates.

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Scientific drilling at Baumkirchen, part 2

After three years we went back to the Baumkirchen site and drilled two new cores which document 250 m of continuous lacustrine sedimentation during MIS 3 inside the Eastern Alps.

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Travertine in Roman aqueducts

Two new studies explore the origin and palaeoenvironmental potential of calcite deposits - commonly annually laminated - formed in aqueducts built during Roman times.

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Sediment coring in Achensee

We teamed up with GFZ scientists and made a first attempt to obtain cores from the deep parts of Achensee, the largest lake in the province of Tyrol.

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Großer Ahornboden, Karwendel

Großer Ahornboden, visited by one million tourists every year, is a fascinating site in the heart of the Karwendel Mountains and its most recent geological history is currently being studied.

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