The following links will bring you to the media release published at the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) and at the Institute of Geological Sciences of the University of Bern!
Please note that the media release is available also in German and French.
The manuscript representing the joint effort of the Swiss ICDP PaleoVan science crew has been published in Scientific Reports:
Tomonaga, Y., Brennwald, M. S., Livingstone, D. M., Kwiecien, O., Randlett, M.-È., Stockhecke, M., Unwin, K., Anselmetti, F. S., Beer, J., Haug, G. H., Schubert, C. J., Sturm, M., & Kipfer, R. (2017). Porewater salinity reveals past lake-level changes in Lake Van, the Earth’s largest soda lake. Sci. Rep., 7, 313, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-00371-w.
In this manuscript we show that porewater salinity can be used to reconstruct major changes in the water volume of Lake Van (eastern Anatolia, Turkey) over a time span of 250’000 years.
The work related to our investigations in the AlpTransit Ceneri Base Tunnel has been accepted for publication! The un-edited version of the manuscript is already on-line.
Tomonaga, Y., Marzocchi, R., Pera, S., Pfeifer, H. – R., Kipfer, R., Decrouy, L., et al. Using noble-gas and stable-isotope data to determine groundwater origin and flow regimes: application to the Ceneri Base Tunnel (Switzerland). J. Hydrol., doi:10.1016/j.jhydrol.2016.11.043.