UIBK climate research featured in short documentary

Short film highlights palaeoclimate research in Obstanser Eishöhle

short film directed by Herbert Hackl recently featured palaeoclimate research conducted in Obstanser Eishöhle.

Obstanser Eishöhle located close to the border between Austria and Italy not only hosts perennial ice in its near-entrance parts; it also contains locally abundant speleothems, whose mineralogy is dominated by aragonite. As shown in a recent study by the UIBK Quaternary group, aragonite even forms today in some galleries, despite temperatures close to the freezing point. This rather exceptional situation is currently been further examined in a collaborative research project with Peter Nemeth and György Czuppon (Hungarian Academy of Sciences).

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