Group Colloquium

When: Tuesday, 4.15 pm
Where: online
Colloquium programme (PDF, 44KB)

Glaciers and enigmatic stone stripes in the Ethiopian Highlands

12 March 2021

Although past temperature variations in the tropics are of great importance to understanding the global climate system, little is known about their extent and chronological course. Researchers under the leadership of the Paleo-Geoecology Group and Exogene Geology Group of the University of Bern have now been able to demonstrate strong local cooling in the tropics during the last glacial period on the basis of glacier fluctuations and large stone stripes in the Ethiopian Highlands. The results have been published in the scientific journals Science Advances and Earth Surface Dynamics. The associated press release and video of the University of Bern can be accessed here.