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Lake El'gygytgyn Drilling Project



lake elgygytgynThe polar regions are known to play a major role in the global climate system influencing both oceanic and atmospheric circulation through strong feedback interactions involving ocean, atmosphere, cryosphere, and terrestrial processes. One approach towards the understanding of ice-land-ocean interactions to evaluate the Arctic climate system, as well as linkages between the Arctic and the global climate, is to compare glacial, terrestrial, and marine archives over several glacial/interglacial cycles when Milankovitch-forcings and northern hemisphere boundary conditions were not always same.... 



Asia, Russia, Siberia, Chukotka, Lake El'gygytgyn



67° 30' N, 172° 5' E (Please scroll down to end of page for more information.)


Project Start and End
  • Permafrost Drilling: End of October - Begin of December 2008
  • Lake Drilling: January - May 2009


Programs and Funding


Principal Investigators
  • Julie Brigham-Grette, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Department of Geosciences
  • Martin Melles, University of Cologne, Institute of Prehistoric Archeology
  • Pavel Sergeevich Minyuk, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, North-East Interdisciplinary Science Research Institute
  • Christian Koeberl, University of Vienna, Center for Earth Sciences, Department of Lithospheric Research


Partners and Contractors



Arctic, Climate Change, ELGYGYTGYN, El'gygytgyn, Global Environment, ICDP-2005/01, Impact Crater, Lake Drilling, Paleoclimatology, Russia, Siberia


Current State





    Google Earth/Maps