Claire Cooper

Project: Volcano-climate interactions in the Holocene

This project attempts to investigate the proposed link between global climate change and changes in volcanic activity, with a focus on northern Europe and the Icelandic volcanoes. The bulk of the project is concerned with establishing whether this relationship can be seen during past periods of climate change in the Holocene through analysis of peat and lake sediment cores from various sites across northwestern Europe. We will investigate sites in Ireland, England and northern Sweden.