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Lake Ohau Climate History

New Zealand's Stormy Past: Resolving changes in South Island precipitation under varying influence of tropical and polar forcing over the past 17,000 years.

Welcome to the Lake Ohau Climate History (LOCH) project. The aim of the project is to recover a highly-resolved ~100 m-thick sedimentary archive of hydrologic and climate variability from Lake Ohau. Detailed study of this record will establish new understanding of the drivers of change in South Island hydrology through periods of known global warming over the last ~17,000 years.

The project is a Marsden-funded, New Zealand-lead, international collaboration between three research institutes and five universities.

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