Volcanism in the Eastern Carpathians and first insights into the geochemical record of Mohos crater

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Marc Bormann is a PhD student in the CRC project B2 “Climatic and Environmental History of the Balkans During the Last Glacial Cycle”. He studied Geography, Geology and Soil Science at the Universities of Cologne and Bonn. In his PhD project, starting in January 2014, he investigates a sediment record from the Mohos crater in the Eastern Romanian Carpathians using a multiproxy approach.

Marc Bormann

Marc Bormann

The sediment record of Mohos consists of lacustrine sediments that are inter-bedded with tephra deposits. The Mohos crater, together with the neighbouring Sf. Ana crater, is part of the youngest volcano of the Carpathian-Pannonian region, the Ciomadul volcano. The sediment core that was retrieved during fieldwork in June 2014 covers the approximately last 50,000 years.

In his talk, Marc will give a short introduction to the tectonic and volcanic history of the Eastern Carpathians. He is going to summarize first results of the analysis of the tephra layers from the Mohos core and will discuss preliminary results of the geochemical analysis with respect to climate.

Event Information:

Date, Time: 29/06/2015, 14:00 h – 14:45 h

Location: Room S12, Seminargebäude (Building 106), Universitätsstraße 37 , Cologne

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