The core aim of the EISCLIM Project is to determine the glacial and climatic dynamics that drove the build up and decay of the Eurasian Ice Sheet complex over the last glacial cycle (115,000 – 10,000 years ago). New empirical reconstructions of this vast former ice sheet will be generated based on existing geological and chronological evidence complemented with new observations from key areas. Glaciological and climate models will be used to investigate causal connections for the recorded changes. We will examine east-west contrasts in ice sheet build up and retreat timing, and provide essential new datasets to generate robust reconstructions of the geometry and thickness of the ice sheet.

EISCLIM is funded by the Research Council of Norway: NFR – NORKLIMA,  2013-2017

Project Coordinator: John Inge Svendsen