MSc internship offer at CEREGE: Fluctuations of the Arsine Glacier (French Alps) since the Late Glacial
Please see the announcement below for a MSc internship to be based
at CEREGE in Aix en Provence.
Reconstitution of the
fluctuations of the Arsine Glacier (Massif des Ecrins, France)
since the Late Glacial using cosmogenic nuclide dating
This MSc internship at CEREGE (Aix en Provence) aims to reconstruct
a chronology of the glacial fluctuations of the Arsine Glacier
(Ecrins Massif, French Alps) since the Late Glacial by dating the
moraines with cosmogenic beryllium-10 nuclide. The moraines show an
advanced position of the glacier due to the colder periods, and
their age correspond to the retreat of the glacier to a warming.
Establish chronologies of moraines thus allows to better understand
the evolutions of the past climate. The results obtained at the
Arsine Glacier will be compared with data from other sites in the
Ecrins Massif and in the Alps to analyze the related paleoclimatic
mechanisms. There are currently few paleoclimatic records of this
type in the French Alps. The results of this internship could
contribute significantly to the knowledge of the terrestrial
palaeoclimate in Central Europe.
Research experience is desirable, and applicants must have strong
quantitative and writing skills. Interested applicants should send a
CV and a brief summary of relevant field and/or laboratory