Cultural History of PaleoAsia

Scientific Research on Innovative Areas,
a MEXT Grant-in-Aid Project

Palaeoclimatic record of lacustrine sediment in Viet Nam: for reducing the natural disaster damage

A03 Paleoenvironment

Research Period: 2013~2016
Director: Hiroyuki Kitagawa・Dang Phong Xuan
Institution: Nagoya University, Institute of Geography, VAST
Region: Viet Nam

A multi-proxy approach (carbon 14 dating, geochemical analysis, spectroscopic analysis, and observation of sedimentary facies) were applied on the sediment cores from volcanic lake on the central Vietnam Highlands to assess the occurrence of periodic climate (torrential rain or typhoon) events in the Southeast Asia over the past 13,000 years.