Section for Geology – University of Copenhagen

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Jérôme Goslin

Jérôme Goslin

Postdoc

My research interests concern the development and functionning of Holocne coastal sedimentary systems, with a particular attention paid to unveil the interdependences between external (e.g. climate variations, relative sea-level changes, extreme events) and internal forcing agents (e.g. morpho-sedimentary variability). This pertains to both try to understand which impacts the joint action of these mechanisms had on coastal systems but also how the trade-off between these mechanisms eventually induced bias in the respective records we retrieve from the coastal sedimentary sequences.

Current research

The main aims of my present research project are to explore coastal dunes and lakes/mires sedimentary archives (i) to propose a high-resolution chronology (up to a decadal time-scale) of storminess activity in north-western Denmark during the past 5000 years and (ii) to gather information on the interdependencies between relative sea-level changes, extreme events and morpho-sedimentary variability in the coastal zone.

By considerably refining the reconstruction of past storminess variations within the study area, the proposed project would make possible (i) to test the models of atmospheric circulation and storminess models that have been proposed at the scale of the whole North Atlantic region would make possible (i) to test the models of atmospheric circulation and storminess models that have been proposed at the scale of the whole North Atlantic region and (ii) to evaluate the interplays between relative sea-level changes and storminess variation. This way, this project will contribute to define a more precise framework for understanding how coastal dunes behaved in the past. Ultimately, this project will allow a better prediction of the way Danish and European sedimentary coasts may react in the near future.

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