Cyclones are both devastating and an important source of freshwater in Eastern Asia, and are therefore relevant for society in multiple ways.In this project we establish a research cooperation assessing orbital climate forcing as expressed in a high sedimentation basin in northeastern Taiwan, where cooperation partners gathered a useful amount of data. The rate of sediment accumulation in Taiwan is such (~1,000 to 2,000 m per million years) that the paleo-climate records of shallow marine strata are relatively complete. These strata are ideally suited for cyclostratigraphic analysis.

Because of complimentary but related expertise, we initiate a long-term cooperation. Dr. Dashtgard and his research team continue research in Taiwan, and will continue to generate more data that will require cyclostratigraphic analysis. The time series analysis and borehole data analysis expertise of the LIAG (C. Zeeden, T. Wonik) will supplement evaluation of these datasets, and this ensures that a successful initiation of collaborative research will stimulate the groundwork for continued collaboration.


Project Management

Dr. Christian Zeeden

Dr. Thomas Wonik

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Products & Publications

Vaucher, R., Dashtgard, S. E., Horng, C-S., Zeeden, C., Dillinger, A., Pan, Y-Y., Setiaji, R. A., Chi, W-R., Löwemark, L. (2021): Insolation-paced sea level and sediment flux during the early Pleistocene in Southeast Asia.
Nature Scientific Reports 16707
doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-96372-x

Vaucher, R., Zeeden, C. (equally contributed to this work), Hsieh, A.I., Kaboth-Bahr, S., Lin, A.T., Horng, C.-S., Dashtgard, S. E. (2023): Hydroclimate dynamics during the Plio-Pleistocene transition in the northwest Pacific realm. Global and Planetary Change 223, 104088, doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2023.104088